Friday, March 01, 2019

Canadian Suit Challenges Failure of Hasidic Schools To Follow Provincial Curriculum

CBC reports that a trial date has been set for a year from now in a case filed in 2015 challenging the failure of Hasidic Jewish schools to comply with the curriculum set by education authorities in the Canadian province of Quebec. Plaintiff Yohanen Lowen and his wife Shifra allege that when Yohanen graduated high school at age 18, he could barely add and subtract, he could not read and write in English or French, and he was unequipped to find employment. The lawsuit was brought against both the Quebec Education Ministry and Hasidic schools in a secluded ultra-Orthodox community near Montreal.