Eighteen Orthodox yeshivas are failing to provide children with a secular education as required by state law, according to findings by the New York City Department of Education after a long investigation that has been ongoing since 2015.
Under state law, all private schools must offer an education that is substantially equivalent to public schools.
The city made a final determination and released reports for four yeshivas. The city says the state has final say on the remaining 14, and has asked state education officials to uphold the findings.
Beatrice Weber, the executive director of Young Advocates for Fair Education, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Tuesday night to discuss the city’s findings.
Young Advocates for Fair Education is a nonprofit group which led a lawsuit against the city and spurred the probe eight years ago.