Diane Ravitch details why we need to keep the church/state divide, especially when it comes to schools.
Jewish charter schools? There are only a few, but their number is growing. They prefer to be known as Hebrew language charter schools, which helps them skirt the issue of separation of church and state.
But whatever they call themselves, they are all founded and run by Jews and some are based in Jewish religious facilities and led by clergy.
They are funded, however, by public tax dollars.
They can be found in Florida, Néw York, and other states. Some feature Hebrew immersion (Hebrew is the official language of Israel, which is a Jewish state.)
Read here about the two different types of Hebrew charter schools.
And read here about the Hebrew charter school that was approved to open in San Antonio, Texas, this fall. It will open in a Jewish community center that previously maintained a Jewish day school.
What’s wrong with Hebrew charter schools?
It violates the long-established…
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