A not so simple majority: from this American Life


I just listened to a powerful story from the public radio program This American Life about the East Ramapo school district in New York State. The area’s demographics had changed as a result of increasing numbers of Orthodox Jews moving in and eventually voting to take over the school board. At the same time, this insular community did not educate their children in public schools but sent them to private schools called yeshivas. The story of the multi year fight has landed in court with allegations of anti-semitism, drastic cuts in education budgets, layoffs of school staff and bitterness.

There is even a facebook page east ramapo underground where public school supporters continue to gather and a radio program. You can follow this link to the story which I just listened to and make up your own mind about what you think this means. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/534/a-not-so-simple-majority

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