Yeshiva-Educated Education Professionals Reject Proposed NYSED Regulations

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“As yeshiva graduates with advanced training in diverse areas of educational theory and practice, we can state with confidence that yeshivas provide students across all levels of ability with enriching educational experiences that stimulate their cognitive, intellectual, practical, social, and moral development.” This sentence, included in a letter sent today to the New York State Board of Regents, belies the notion that Yeshiva education requires government intrusion and control.

Signed by nearly 600 education professionals, all yeshiva graduates and whose qualifications include “master’s and doctoral degrees in education or related fields from accredited colleges and universities, and state teacher’s licenses or comparable credentials,” the letter urges the Board of Regents to reject the proposed regulations, arguing that they do not suitably address the needs of yeshivas which need improvement, or measure the success of those which do not.

From both a personal and a professional level, the educators reject the “trope of yeshivas’ educational inferiority” which is contradicted by their own achievements, and conclude by saying, “In its refusal to employ objective assessment of actual student achievement and its insistence on dictating the design of instruction, the present proposal is both deeply flawed on its own terms and antagonistic to traditional Jewish schools in particular.”

CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER

If you have not yet submitted your comment, please do so today at YeshivosByChoice.org or via text 646.766.1110.

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1 COMMENT

  1. 1) What percentage of Day School, Yeshiva, Beis Yaakov, and Cheder students graduate HS with a Regents Diploma compared to those of the Public School System?
    2) What percentage of Day School, Yeshiva, Beis Yaakov, and Cheder students graduate HS and continue to schools of “higher education compared to those of the PSS?
    3) What percentage of Day School, Yeshiva, Beis Yaakov, and Cheder students join the work force as professionals, tradesmen, laborers, teachers, etc. compared to those of the PSS?
    4) What percentage of Day School, Yeshiva, Beis Yaakov, and Cheder students have a criminal record?
    5) What is the average amount of tax revenue generated by Day School, Yeshiva, Beis Yaakov, and Cheder students compared to those of the PSS?

    Case closed. Forget the petitions. Just send five pie-charts depicting the above facts, and the entire decree will be annulled.