THE COMMISSIONER LOST IN COURT, NOW SHE MADE NEW REGULATIONS. WE HAVE 60 DAYS TO STOP HER!
Jul 11, 2019 —
Last year you raised your voice in protest when State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia issued new rules regulating the curriculum and hours of instruction at all private schools and Yeshivas.
With Hashem’s help, we were able to defeat those rules, which the Albany Supreme Court declared null and void this past April.
Unfortunately, the Commissioner and State Education Department are once again trying to regulate our Yeshivas. Last week, the Commissioner released proposed new regulations that would have the same effect as the rules she issued last year.
The proposed regulations would dictate what Yeshivas have to teach – including a list of 11 required classes at each elementary school grade level, and the length of time they must be taught ( Which would equal 4.4 hours of secular education per day) . These regulations would also authorize the State and local school districts to evaluate and approve our teachers.
Of course, we did not choose Yeshiva education for our children to expose them to the public school curriculum and public school schedule or to have their education directed by bureaucrats in Albany.
The good news is that because of the April court ruling, the Commissioner does not have the authority to implement these new regulations herself. They need to be reviewed and approved by the Board of Regents before they can become effective.
There is now a sixty day period for the public to submit comments to the State Education Department and the Board of Regents about these proposed regulations.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT EVERY YESHIVA PARENT AND EVERY YESHIVA GRADUATE SUBMIT A COMMENT IN OPPOSITION TO THESE PROPOSED REGULATIONS!
I have created a portal that makes it very easy to prepare and submit your opposition. Please go to http://rabbichurba.com to submit your comment.
It takes less than two minutes to make your voice heard. All you need to do is enter your information and click SEND LETTER.
If you want, you can click on VIEW/EDIT LETTER to preview and edit the letter. All you need to do is click on the icon on the upper left side.
Tell the State Education Department and the Board of Regents how successful our yeshiva graduates are. Tell them how yeshiva education prepared you for a successful career and a successful life.
Tell the State Education Department and the Board of Regents that you chose Yeshiva education so that your children receive an education true to our heritage. Tell them they should not undermine the autonomy of our schools or the right of yeshiva parents to direct the education of their children.
TELL THEM YOU OPPOSE THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS.
YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT
OUR COMMUNITY’S FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT
GO TO http://rabbichurba.com NOW TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
Thank you, and with the help of Hashem we will be as successful in defeating these proposed regulations as we were with the Commissioner’s guidelines.
Rabbi Yosef Churba
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