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Activists Explain Threat of New Education Rules

You signed the petition and made a difference, but are you still trying to figure out what's going on? Mr. Avi Lesches clarifies what is at stake for our children's schools in 1.5-minutes, explaining the proposed rules in clear, layman's terms. Also, Mrs. Sarale Blau of the Optimizing Mother Podcast interviews Mrs. Rivky Boyarski in an 11-minute podcast to explain the community's reaction to the proposed threat. Full Story, Video

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May 24, 2022 12:05 pm

ProtectChinuch.com

Thank you
May 24, 2022 12:50 pm

I’d like to thank all the yeshivah bochurim who contributed to medical science, engineering, computer technology, physics, social sciences, biology, phycology, AI, green energy, farming technology and all the fields that’s actually make a difference to our day to day lives and future. Oh wait, no yeshivah bochurim are part of these fields? What a shocker! And before you send a extremely predictable response, no, comparing yourself to some poor public schools doesn’t negate my point at all. There’s something called par capita and statistics, which you wouldn’t know because you got such a good chinuch. But don’t worry, even… Read more »

Excuse me show me the ones that did go and what do
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May 24, 2022 1:56 pm

Also I’m sure if there was a chasidishe yidishe way to teach all that you mention in your comment they would teach it at the times these children watch toveedo
Also the girls do learn all this what have they contributed

Excuse me show me the ones that did go and what do
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May 24, 2022 1:58 pm

The great grandchildren of those who learned all of that information look like

Do you live under a rock?
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May 24, 2022 2:02 pm

This is such garbage. How many of your non-Jewish neighbors are actively contributing to these fields? They’re not. Maybe they’re working in marketing or mortgage banking. There are many Yeshiva graduates contributing to the world in very valuable ways. The Paramedic who saved my daughter’s life last year? Yeshiva graduate. LICSW who lives down the block? Yeshiva graduate. Computer programmer who davens next to me in shul (actually, there are quite a few programmers in my shul come to think of it, and all of them are)? Yeshiva graduate. Ever call a plumber? Mine’s a yeshiva graduate (making a very… Read more »

You're Welcome
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May 24, 2022 2:17 pm

That’s right, let’s interfere with any school that hasn’t produced students who contributed to modern-day technology. Sounds reasonable to me.

It is only from a consumerist, materialistic, and hedonistic perspective that believes that children should be educated to earn another dollar. The Yeshivas don’t educate towards financial and career success but rather for a more important purpose.

Berel
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May 24, 2022 3:32 pm

A maskil

Nothing new here. Disheartening but not surprising.

So tell us
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May 24, 2022 3:49 pm

If we Jews are supposed to be occupied with all of those fields, then why did Hashem have to create 7 billion non-Jews? According to you, they have no purpose. But in fact the short answer is that their job is to improve the material aspects of the world, to be the medical scientists and engineers and so forth, and ours is to use those to make a “dwelling place for G-d in the lower realms” through increased Torah study and enhanced mitzvah observance. Chazal express this in the following pithy phrase (Eichah Rabbah 2:13): “If they tell you that… Read more »

After 120 years
Reply to  Thank you
May 24, 2022 3:52 pm

Nobody in shamayim will care about your contribution to AI. Only your Torah and mitzvos will matter there

Give me statistics from the government
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May 24, 2022 6:23 pm

Please share with us where u have collected such data? From bls.gov please or other reliable census data
Did you ever went to the young professionals events for Chabad?
What is your narrow minded education and income?
Thank you

Flip it in reverse
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May 24, 2022 6:33 pm

I’d like to thank all the NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS who contributed to medical science, engineering, computer technology, physics, social sciences, biology, phycology, AI, green energy, farming technology and all the fields that’s actually make a difference to our day to day lives and future.

Oh wait, no NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS are part of these fields?

What a shocker!

I could go on, but I think I made the point. If the NYC public school can’t educate its current students, why should they be allowed to expand their ineptitude? (nevermind the obvious Hashkafa pitfalls).

 

Spot on
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May 25, 2022 9:55 pm

It’s ridiculous to belive that government bureaucrats can do a better job of educating our kids. They’ve been failing miserably at it for decades!

Oy vai!
May 24, 2022 1:12 pm

Math, English, Science Oy Vai! The horror!

Rivky Boyarsky
Reply to  Oy vai!
May 24, 2022 2:40 pm

That’s not the point. We aren’t signing that there shouldn’t be math and science and English. We’re signing so that WE decide that and not the local public school system

Oh no!
Reply to  Oy vai!
May 24, 2022 4:00 pm

Kids can learn math on their OWN time and pace with khan academy and other online sites and have better results than kids who have to endure hours of boring class time just because it is mandated

Curing a Headache
May 24, 2022 2:15 pm

A headache is cures with a Tylenol, not with a dangerous brain surgery!

Menachem.
May 24, 2022 3:04 pm

The first 2 you mention are general protocols which need to be in place. However, # 3&4 are major issues that need to be dealt with accordingly.

Berel
May 24, 2022 3:34 pm

I can’t believe that there are those in our comment section who support the obliteration of Jewish education (and indeed all private education) in NYC.

Some can be written off as stupid.

Same crowd
Reply to  Berel
May 24, 2022 5:27 pm

That pops up once a year to protest kapporos

Chidon
May 24, 2022 4:03 pm

How is it possible that all these kids were able to study for the chidon if they weren’t taught how to read or any of the other skills??

Something to consider
May 24, 2022 6:02 pm

This is the fear, pain and anxiety that many of your relatives, friends and neighbors felt in the summer of 2019 when THEIR precious children were potencially barred from fall attendance AKA “summer of sorrows” . People were scrambling ! Many literally had no idea what would be with their children as they were getting letters threating to un register them! The law gave people a mere 8 weeks to “figure it out” there was no time to move out of state , sell their house, find another rental , find another job etc. Families were broken up literally! I… Read more »

Thank you, Avi!
May 24, 2022 11:08 pm

Thank you for speaking out and raising awareness for this important issue!

Listen
May 26, 2022 5:34 pm

People need to understand that this is not about how much limudei chol you would prefer a school provide. This is about having the right to CHOOSE, to have options exist. Right now, if limudei chol is important to you, you can always choose a school that provides whatever level of it you would like. The power belongs to us. If this law passes, one day even the people that are happy with limudei chol will find that the education that YOU had in mind is not what the GOVERNMENT is forcing you to have.

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