August 16, 2007
Rethinking—and revitalizing—religious schools
(Page 3 - Previous Page)"There are some families who believe that real learning only happens in a classroom with a teacher in front teaching, and they don't like the individual approach," Aaron said. "And sometimes kids don't love it because it forces them to work -- we're going to know if you're not learning anything."
Still, experts are hoping these early successes will focus communal attention and resources on fixing more schools.
"The Jewish community can do anything -- they can get Jews out of the Soviet Union, out of Ethiopia. If the Jewish community were to see Jewish education as important as getting Jews out of Ethiopia, it would turn its pockets inside out to do it," Isa Aron said. "I think people have done that for day schools. Now it's time for the Jewish community to do this for religious schools."
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