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  • “The frum tax” for public schools

    October 21, 2014 | 9:23 am

    While many American Jews have been big backers of public schools, our current system discriminates against traditionally religious Americans through what I call “the frum tax.” (Frum is Yiddish for observant.)
     
    Here’s how the frum tax works: If you’re secular and want to...
  • Ventura rejects Hebrew language charter

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 29, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    On Monday, Mar. 28, the Ventura County Board of Education turned down an appeal from a parents and supporters of a Hebrew language charter school, the Ventura County Star reported.

    The petition for an elementary school in Ventura was first brought by a group affiliated with the...

  • Q&A with Howard Blume: What’s next for LAUSD with Brewer gone?

    By Julie G Fax

    December 18, 2008 | 2:01 am

    Last week the Los Angeles Unified School District board voted to spend more than $500,000 to buy out the two remaining years on the contract of Superintendent David L. Brewer III, a retired Navy vice admiral who took over the struggling district two years ago. Brewer's supporters...
  • ORT’s Israel schools meld technology and tikkun olam

    By Amy Klein

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like many high school seniors, Shlomi Tamnu was presented with a problem to solve: Little children were scared of wearing the mask used to deliver anesthesia and treat asthma. But unlike hypothetical math problems, this situation was real.

    The 18-year-old Ethiopian boy from northern...

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  • Affluent Teens: Do polished exteriors hide impoverished interiors?

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Adolescence.

    The mere thought of it strikes fear in the heart of many a parent. A tumultuous time of intellectual, physical and moral growth, adolescence can be wondrous, exciting ... and terrifying. Teens and their parents find themselves negotiating every rule -- "Sara's mother...

  • Facing Vouchers

    By Yaakov Arnold

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Along with choosing the next leader of the free world, come Nov. 7, when Californians enter the polling booth, they will be asked to decide what many believe will be the fate of public education in this state.

    If passed, Proposition 38, the school voucher initiative, will give parents...

  • Multiculturalism at Work

    By Beverly Gray

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Among those who care about public education, "multiculturalism" is one of today's favorite buzzwords. But at the Community School, a magnet campus that falls under the auspices of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the concept of multicultural education has been in place for 25...
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