On the NYC mayoral campaign trail, Andrew Yang hints at hands-off approach to yeshiva education
February 26, 2021
(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang waded into the debate over the push for secular education at yeshivas, affirming "parental choice" and saying there is a "complete lack of trust" between the haredi Orthodox community and city government.
Organizations that oppose government scrutiny of secular education at the Jewish private schools were quick to praise Yang for his comments.
"We commend any candidate who affirms the importance of parental choice and who recognizes the healthy results of yeshiva education," said Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, director of New...