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A New York judge struck down a rule that allowed public inspection of private schools Wednesday that could have potentially put Jewish Orthodox schools at risk of losing government funding for certain services if they did not comply with guidelines.
Judge Christina Ryba ruled that the updated guidelines were not enacted in line with the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA), The Associated Press reported Thursday.
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The New York State Education Department introduced the set of guidelines in November 2018 to check if private schools were hosting “substantially equivalent” education programs to public schools. Private schools that were not deemed to give the “equivalent” education could lose state funding.
The guidelines could have affected yeshivas, or Orthodox Jewish schools. Yeshivas have been criticized for not providing adequate instruction in subjects like math and English, according to the AP.
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Parents for Educational and Religious Liberty in Schools (PEARLS), one of the groups that filed a lawsuit, released a statement on Twitter celebrating the ruling.
“This stops in its tracks SED’s [State Education Department] effort to radically transform the relationship between the state and...
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