Brooklyn, NY - Video Obtained By NY Daily News, Shows Teacher Pointing Out Test Answers To Children At Satmar Williamsburg School
Brooklyn, NY - A video obtained by a New York newspaper and taken in 2014 appears to show a teacher at one of the city’s largest yeshivas in Brooklyn pointing out answers to Hasidic children as they take an English assessment exam.
NYDAILYNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1OR0N1v) reports that the May 2014, 6-minute-long video clearly shows a teacher at Central United Talmudical Academy in Williamsburg directing a classroom full of 5 year-olds as to which are the correct answers while saying in Yiddish, “Everyone should make a circle by the bench.”
Insiders say the test is believed to be a Title III Stanford English Language Proficiency exam, which is typically used to measure the English skills of children from predominantly Yiddish-speaking homes.
School officials have denied any wrongdoing.
A spokesman for the Aroynem Sect-run school, Michael Tobman, said, “This two-year-old video shows an in-class assessment of non-English-speaking 5-year-olds. The instructor used prompts with the first question to ensure that students understood how to take an exam later on.”
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