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February 5, 2009 9:09 am at 9:09 am in reply to: Out Of The Mailbag: (A Parent’s Involvement In A Child’s Shidduch) #636552
Well, if she’s not interested, can you please send on all these best litvishe boys that are pouring her way? I’d like to know where all these bochurim are coming from…
In theory, I agree with OP.
In a year like this one, though, it works great because parents and older children who work in non-Jewish environments have time off anyway, and can spend quality time with the whole family. (when the dates don’t coincide this would not work, because how would it sound to give the kids xmas vacation?!)
To Joseph and Squeak, you have obviously never been children or teachers. The school year, especially the winter, are a VERY long stretch and people really need a break. If yeshivas had shorter days and/or more recreational activities, vacation might not be necessary.
Maybe try going for the younger singles instead. Marry them off before they get so jaded and you won’t have to worry about them when they’re older.
Seriously, I’m a not-yet-older single and I can’t find a shadchan willing to talk to me. They’re all specialists, won’t talk to you unless you’re over 25, BT, or somesuch.
The assignment does not call for an analysis of King’s character.
This is a critical thinking assignment. It doesn’t matter whether you say yes or no, just make sure to support your answer by bringing points from the speech and examples of how they have or haven’t been fulfilled.
The government may or may not be watching this site.
However, you can be certain that reporters, pundits, and anti-religious bloggers definitely have their eyes on us. This site is not at all private, and it’s quite obviously a repository for ultra-orthodox opinions.
Regardless of whether you believe that, one should ALWAYS be mindful of what comes out of one’s mouth.
We have already been through this in another thread.
However, I wish to clarify a statement in the letter above:
“Catapult Learning will be hired to provide special education teachers to teach in the frum Yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs in NYC. They will provide services to children who need additional assistance in subjects such as reading, math, social skills, etc. These Special Ed teachers will be experienced educators who have the knowhow to relate to (our) children of different ages, to help them pull through.”
The frum yeshivas and BYs in NY ALREADY receive these services from the government, regardless of whether Catapult is the provider. The difference is that currently, the teachers actually get paid, including government benefits.
As far as I know, Catapult learning doesn’t do anything to pressure people into using their program. They don’t have to. The reason why yeshivas will go for it is because it enables them to control the program.
Currently, with the exception of a few schools testing out the Catapult system, schools that accept the Department of Ed services have to receive them on the DOE’s terms. This means that the teachers work the same hours and days as the public schools, and they are hired by the Department of Education. Privatizing the services benefits yeshivas by enabling them to: a. Hire the teachers they want (presumably frum ones, men for the yeshivas and women for the BYs) b. Get the services at the times they want (e.g., not having students pulled out during limudei kodesh) c. Follow the calendar they want (observing Jewish holidays and providing services through government holidays)
If not for the pay situation, this could be a boon to teachers as well. Frum certified teachers could work in a frum environment and get vacations at all the right times (in public education, you have to take days off for Succos and others unless they happen to fall on a weekend)
It’s a disgrace that highly qualified teachers are being offered just a bit more than minimum wage. Becoming a certified teacher takes long, hard work, and it’s not a cheap process either. In the Department of Education, we could get $50k per year plus benefits such as health insurance for the whole family and leveled bonuses. However, if the special ed related services industry becomes privatized, there will be MUCH fewer DOE jobs available. (They are already not too easy to get; this would probably cut the demand in the DOE by about half)
I’m not panicking… BUT my grandparents narrowly escaped the holocaust while their parents HY”D were sent to the camps because they didn’t have the paperwork to leave in time. Now everyone in my family gets passports as soon as they’re born, and keeps them current.
Whether or not I’d leave the country is something to consult with Daas Torah. But passports are not a major life change or expense, so why ever not have one?
Depends how desperate you are. You can always upgrade later, but there’s no guarantee that 7 won’t be another Vista. Windows doesn’t have a great track record of getting things right the first time…
Mariner — Don’t be such a bigshot. Not everyone has to update their systems every couple of years. In fact, most people who updated to Vista right when it came out were very sorry indeed. Furthermore, those of us without our own computers and depending on library or other shared computers may not have rights to install the compatibility pack.