Yeshivas commit fraud in special education

Hasidic yeshivas fail to teach English, but they have the nerve to demand special education funding because their students struggle with the language (“How Hasidic Schools Reaped a Windfall of Special Education Funding,” The New York Times, Dec. 29). It’s a clear case of fraud that is not prosecuted because the Hasidic community votes as a bloc.

I fail to understand how such yeshivas can continue to operate when they violate the law requiring them to provide an education substantially similar to that provided by public schools. But that’s politics in a nutshell. The losers, of course, are children who lack basic knowledge and skills to function in the secular world.

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