New York education bureaucrats are rapidly and gleefully ditching standards for what children in public schools should learn. Why then are they increasing their imposition on private yeshivas?

The State Board of Regents has finalized new regulatory oversight of yeshivas, and the standards by which these and other private schools can demonstrate that their education is “substantially equivalent” to what is offered in government-run schools.

The new regulations represent another salvo in a years-long government campaign to address concerns that yeshivas — private Jewish male-only institutions that prioritize religious instruction — do not confer the type of skills or knowledge necessary to compete in the 21st century labor market.

Read the full piece on RealClear Policy.

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