Crackdown on illegal Jewish schools

The new Education Minister says he will shut down illegal Orthodox Jewish schools and yank the subsidies of those who aren't following the curriculum.

It's a situation the Quebec government has been promising to fix for years.

Minister Yves Bolduc says schools that aren't teaching English, French or Math or are otherwise not following the curriculum, have to be shut down.

A couple who left the Hassidic Tosh community in Boisbriand is blaming the government for allowing their former school to operate.

They're calling it a form of prison and say their community is keeping people deliberately ignorant.

Eta Yudin of the Centre for Isreal and Jewish Affairs, which represents the mainstream organized Jewish community, urges schools to comply and says the issue can be hard to handle.

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  1. Steve posted on 05/01/2014 08:29 AM
    Why is it so hard to handle? Because our politicians are cowards, that's why?
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