TODAY: Common Cause/NY and YAFFED to Demand City Oversight into Yeshiva Educational Standards

Pen letter to NYC Comptroller and Public Advocate pushing for investigation

NEW YORK, NY (06/19/2018) (readMedia)-- Standing outside the offices of the NYC Public Advocate Leticia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer, Common Cause/NY and YAFFED will demand that James and Stringer use their respective oversight powers to demand an investigation into the City's failure to hold yeshivas responsible for skirting state educational standards.

Common Cause/NY and YAFFED also issued a letter to both elected officials which they will hand out at the event.

Nearly three years ago, the Department of Education announced an investigation into thirty-nine yeshivas for failing to meet the most basic educational standards. The results of the investigation have yet to be released.


Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY

Naftuli Moster, Executive Director of YAFFED


 Press conference to demand the Public Advocate and NYC Comptroller open an investigation into the city’s failure to respond to complaints regarding the failure of specific yeshivas to satisfy the basic educational standards required by state law.

WHEN: Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 10:30AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Outside 1 Centre Street
Manhattan, New York