Brooklyn, NY - DOE Promises Investigation Into 39 Brooklyn Yeshivas On Charges Of Providing Subpar Secular Education
Brooklyn, NY - Upon receipt on Monday of a letter signed by 52 members of Brooklyn’s Jewish community charging that an alarming number of local yeshivas are in violation of state education laws by shortchange students on time spent on secular education, officials for the DOE say they will investigate the matter.
THEJEWISHWEEK.com (http://bit.ly/1h4SmkQ) reports that through an email response, DOE spokesman Harry Hatfield wrote, “We take seriously our responsibility to ensure that all students in New York receive an appropriate education, and we will investigate all allegations that are brought to our attention.”
As reported earlier on VIN News, The letter, organized by an Organization called Yaffed signed by former yeshiva students and teachers and current yeshiva parents, claimed that 39 yeshivas in Brooklyn and Queens are failing to meet New York State Education Department guidelines by averaging only 90 minutes of English and math per day, none at all on Fridays.
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