Mayor-elect Eric Adams Supports Yeshiva Education, says he will be “Culturally Sensitive”

Mayor-elect Eric Adams Supports Yeshiva Education, says he will be “Culturally Sensitive”

By Yehudit Garmaise

After a number of different organizations with different hashkafos regarding yeshiva education sent Eric Adams, in the last few weeks, letters to try to begin the battle to win him over to their ways of thinking abut whether secular studies in yeshivas needs to be boosted, a reporter asked the mayor-elect what was his response to those letter, he was refreshingly supportive of the yeshiva system.

“I visited several yeshivas during the campaign, and what I do know is that those who are there teaching the students, the literature that I looked at is supportive of a well-rounded quality education that we are going to encourage,” Adams said. “With the small number of yeshivas that we were having problems with should not be the message for the large number of yeshivas that are doing the right thing.

“I am going to give support through my chancellor and my office to support to all of our educational facilities, said Adams who said that he would not “get caught up in the dialogue of charter schools, public schools, and yeshivas.”

“Everyone is going to receive the support they need to develop the full potential of our children, and then we need to look at the methods that we are using,” Adams said. “Some of the books that I saw in the yeshivas: maybe they were not Shakespeare, but they were still scholarly work.

“Everyone is looking at culturally sensitive education: and that includes yeshivas,” said Adams, echoing a previous conversation he had with BoroPark24. 

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