Following the State Education Department’s proposal of new regulations, Oholei Torah sent out a letter urging parents to make their voices heard.
The proposed regulations include a requirement to learn limudei chol for a certain number of hours per day, enforcement of a curriculum containing more than 12 subjects, and rules relating to the hiring and certification of teachers.
There is a 60 day comment period during which parents can submit letters of opposition. This period will end on September 2, 2019. You can see an example of such a letter here.
Letter from Oholei Torah:
Dear Parents שיחיו,
The State Education Department has proposed new regulations for all private schools, including Yeshivas.
These regulations will dictate the curriculum that Yeshivas must teach, and will give local public school districts the authority to approve our teachers.
The proposed regulations are opposed by the vast majority of private schools and parents across the state.
Take action today and raise your voice in opposition to these proposed regulations.
Please submit a letter to the State Education Department and Board of Regents letting them know that you oppose their plan to control our Yeshivas and dictate how they should be run.