Hi, I was just your typical 19 year old Seminary girl in South Jersey (if you don't know where I mean, you are probably on the wrong blog). We all have nisoynos, challenges, and experiences, both positive and negative. Here is where I have decided to share some of them.

Location: Lakewood, New Jersey, United States

Monday, September 08, 2008

More Lakewood Games

Ok, I have been enjoying my vacation and retirement for a while now. Also, I didn’t feel I really had much to write about.

But now my blood is boiling, so I’m forced to post. Personally, I honestly, don’t see what all the fuss is about with the girl’s high schools. The smartest thing the girls who weren’t accepted and the families can do is go to an out-of-town High school. The secular education is absolutely abysmal. I know all the self-righteous hypocritical terds will disparage that. That is until, you successfully, complete college, get an advanced degree and a lucrative career. Then these selfsame characters, are the very first to be picking your pockets like a pack of vultures. I have yet to meet one professional girl or married woman tell me that her money wasn’t accepted by one of the Mosdos. Let’s face it they aren’t teaching the girls Torah, chas v’shalom, so at least give them a decent, adequate secular education. Since that obviously, isn’t going to happen so fast, those girls who are forced to go to an out-of-town high school are actually the lucky ones in my perception.

For those, who do not feel that way, the following solutions might be just the fix needed. Admittedly, they are rather hardball and draconian, but desperate times call for desperate measures. All the parents should band together as a sign of achdus and ahavas yisroel, since it is Elul. At the very least, all parents that have had to deal with this aggravation and heartache at one time or other, should refuse to pay tuition, building fund, or donations of any kind for a month for each week that this nonsense continues. When the Reshoyim masquerading as hanhala for the high schools can’t pay salaries to their staff, or utilities, or mortgage, it will teach them a lesson they will not forget anytime soon.

I really hate to be the bearer of bad news, but due to multitude of our numerous sins, we are still in Golus., and mere guest of this country. Bh, America is a “medina shel chesed” , but there are still laws. One of them is known as the “truancy law”. If one of the parents affected, or just a resident of Lakewood, who is angry enough, were to call up the State Education dept., theoretically they could force all the girls to attend public school, until this matter is resolved. Something, tells me, that if that were to occur, all the girls would magically be accepted, faster, then the the time it takes to read this blog. Perhaps, the State of New Jersey, should hold the Roshei Yeshiva legally responsible for accessory to a crime . Namely, the violation of the Truancy law.

It is my sincere hope and wish, that all the girls are back in school this week. And that mashiach should come speedily, so this preposterous, disgusting nonsense doesn’t keep happening..


Blogger Chnyock said...

terrific post!

i wouldnt go so hard on the rosheshivas, but the reshoyim that run the schools and snub the rosheshivas, thereby forcing their hand to close all the schools, should really get petch!

9/08/2008 12:34 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

welcome back

May this issue get resolved soon

9/08/2008 2:23 PM  
Blogger Limey said...

N.J.S.A. 18A:38-25
Requires compulsory education in New Jersey: "Every parent, guardian or other person having custody and control of a child between six and 16 shall cause such child regularly to attend the public schools of the district or a day school in which there is given instruction equivalent to that provided in the public schools for children of similar grades and attainments or to receive equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school."

N.J.S.A. 18A:38-31
"a parent or guardian or other person having charge and control of a child between the ages of 6 and 16 years, who shall fail to comply with any of the provisions of this article relating to his duties, shall be deemed to be a disorderly person and shall be subject to a fine of not more than $25.00 for the first offense and not more than $100.00 for each subsequent offense, in the discretion of the court."

The provision, "to receive equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school," in N.J.S.A. 18A:38-25 permits parent(s)/guardian(s) to educate the child at home.

State v. Vaughn 44 N.J. 142 (1965)
This case deals with the procedures to be employed when parent(s)/guardian(s) are charged with failing to cause the child to attend school under the compulsory education law. During the prosecution of a case against parent(s)/guardian(s) for a violation of the compulsory education law, the State need only allege a violation of the statute. It is then incumbent upon the parent(s)/guardian(s) to introduce evidence showing that they are relying on one of the two statutory exceptions (day school or equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school). Once there is such evidence in the case, the burden of persuasion with respect to whether the education comes within the exception is with the State.

State v. Massa 95 N.J. Super 382 (1967)
In court, the parents were charged with failing to cause the child to attend school under the compulsory education law. The only issue before the court was whether the parents were providing equivalent instruction. The court held that the language under the compulsory education law, providing for equivalent instruction elsewhere than at school, required showing only academic equivalency and not equivalency of social development derived from group education. In educating the child at home, the parents were required to show only that "the instruction was academically equivalent to that provided in the local public school."

9/11/2008 1:26 PM  
Blogger Limey said...

But what if a girl demands to go to a school that she inherently does not belong in (you probably disagree with that theory)
is the school required to take her?

9/11/2008 1:28 PM  
Blogger Mindy 1 said...

Interesting perspective. Glad you cared enough to post.

9/20/2008 5:37 PM  
Blogger Scraps said...

Hmm. Usage of the truancy law is actually a great idea, although I hope it doesn't come to that.

9/22/2008 2:38 PM  
Blogger Zadok said...

I'm not familiar enough with the situation to have an opinion,but as an outsider who sometimes reads your blog I must say; it would be audascious for someone like yourself, with your endless Lakewood bashing to expect Lakewood schools to accept your child, and it would be very hypocritical of yourself to apply to one.

10/02/2008 10:54 AM  

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