World Bulletin / News Desk
It has been reported that young Jewish schoolboys in the UK have been dropping out of state schools, disappearing from the official education system, to attend illegal 'yeshivas' that do not teach the national curriculum.
The Telegraph reported that as many as a thousand boys aged 13 to 16 have disappeared from the registered school system in the east London district of Hackney alone. The boys are then sent to an illegal school which does not teach academic subjects, and does not use English in lessons.
An investigation into the illegal Jewish schools by Channel 4’s Dispatches and the Jewish Chronicle newspaper also claimed the schools operate without the basic health, safety and child welfare checks.
The Dispatches program caught footage of boys arriving at one of twelve known illegal Jewish school early in the morning and staying there till late night, where they are packed into small classrooms of 50 students and speak entirely Yiddish.
“I didn’t even know what the word science meant. I hadn’t heard this word before,” one schoolboy told the program, whereas another former student said the schools specifically made sure children wouldn't learn knowledge or skills which might enable them to leave the Orthodox Jewish community.
“I was told terrible things about non-Jews,” said one former student, adding that they were indoctrinated from a young age that everything outside is “bad and evil.”
Regarding the schools, a Hackney council spokesman said that their concerns about these schools date back many years but they have no powers of enforcement, while the Department for Education said they were doing all they could to get the schools registered.Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Temmuz 2014, 16:07