December 15, 2004

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
Three more years!

Arutz Sheva reports:

" Supreme Court Declares War on Hareidi Schools

The Supreme Court ruled today that the State may not fund hareidi religious schools that do not uphold the minimum curriculum standards set by the Education Ministry.

MK Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism) said in response, "We are ashamed that the Supreme Court of the State of Israel has declared that this is not a Jewish State."

But according to the Jerusalem Post version of the same story, the court's ruling can be seen as a partial vicotry for the Haredim:

" The High Court of Justice on Wednesday granted the state's request for three more years to implement the 'core' curriculum in ultra-Orthodox high schools."
In other words, Haredi schools that don't meet the state curriculum models have three more years to accept state subsidies while non-haredi schools that don't meet the same standards will continue to be dunned immeditely. TrackBack
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