When, if ever, should government override parents’ educational decisions? That is the question at the heart of an ongoing battle over Orthodox Jewish schools in New York City. It pits the freedom of parents and communities against graduates who believe themselves disserved by the yeshivas they attended and against the state with which those graduates want to render private schools “substantially equivalent” to public. It is an especially timely discussion in the midst of Hanukkah and Advent, but the question applies to everyone: Where should the freedom of families and communities end and government authority begin? Join us with lots of questions and comments for our panel.
- Yeshiva Battle Raises Fundamental Question, “What Do We Owe the Children?” by Neal McCluskey
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