Orthodox Jewish schools in the New York City area teach little to nothing in the way of "secular" subjects like math and science. Mayor Bloomberg (God love him!) stated recently that he isn't sure if it's his place to do anything about it. Because he's too busy making sure no one drinks more than 21 ounces of soda at a time. Or maybe some state department deals with that. Well, he doesn't know. *shrug*
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz implied that doesn't really care whether little Jewish kids learn to do algebra. I mean, just as long as they're ignorant for religious reasons.
"It’s not for me to intervene in the priorities of education of religious
institutions, whether they be Catholic or Protestants or Jews or
Muslims or whatever it may be in any other religion, Buddhist and Hindu," he said.
It's not for me to intervene in his choice of career, either, but I think "Marty Mark" would make an excellent name for a rap star.
It seems odd to me that the same state that literally persecutes people for failing to file paperwork just rolls over and goes "meh" about something this big.
Why are people not caring?