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NY’s Power to Regulate Religious Schools Trimmed by Judge

posted on March 28, 2023

Michael Hill of the Associated Press reports that a New York judge has ruled that the state cannot force parents to take their children out of private or religious schools that don’t meet the state’s minimum educational standards. The order came after three Ultra-Orthodox Jews sued over the new rules that they argue unfairly targeted their religious schools that are primarily focused on religious rather than secular education. The New York Department of Education said in a statement, “We remain committed to ensuring students who attend school in settings consistent with their religious and cultural beliefs and values receive the education to which they are legally entitled.”

Read at The Associated Press