To always asks: it sounds like you are proposing something I have been proposing for years, i.e., frum Jews enrolling in public schools for secular education, and teaching Torah in separate schools. It is plausible in NYC public schools because of of laws that allow “pullouts” of kids for religious training, and because dumping all yeshiva kids in public schools would overwhelm the public schools.
Huju they tried this through the 1950s. The results were disastrous.
“Huju they tried this through the 1950s. The results were disastrous.”
I have a feeling CT Lawyer will have a thing for two to say about this.
huju, as lakewhut is saying, this was tried en masse and lead to unhappy results. CTL is an exception due to his family background and where his schooling happened. Current day school system is a reaction to that and achieved tremendous results.
It is just not sustainable in long term if we want to have Jews functioning as part of the society and remain a strong Jewish community. It should be possible to accept government funding in a way that keeps kids out of trouble. Charter and private schools accepting funds and accepting testing (better than pushing kids into special ed for federal funding). Maybe real public school in super-majority frum neighborhoods. Online public schools. I think some towns try to decrease funding for public education so that parents pay less taxes, not sure what percentage of total funding that is.