The Disgrace of East Ramapo, New York

Wow. There is should be a statement included with being sworn into office that is similar to the Hippocratic Oath, “Though Shall Do No Harm”

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Znew York Civil Liberties Union recently filed a suit against East Ramapo, New York. The town school board has been almost completely captured by members of the Orthodox Jewish Community, whose children attend private religious schools. The school board uses its power to strip the budget for the students who attend public schools, who are overwhelmingly black and Hispanic.

Teacher Bianca Tanis, a member of the board of detectors of New York State Allies for Public zeducatuon, here describes this shameful situation and calls on the Nee York zstate United Teachers to take action to protect the children of the East Ramapo District.

She writes:

“96% of public school students in the East Ramapo Central School District are Black and Latino while 98% of the students attending private schools are white with most attending private religious schools. Only one of the nine Board of Education seats is held by…

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