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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeky Kiwi:
    The Weakness of Xi Jinping

    https://archive.is/ZbZG2
    That is one hell of a read. Thanks for posting @Cheeky Kiwi

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    In Hasidic Enclaves, Failing Private Schools Flush with Public Money


    The Hasidic Jewish community has long operated one of New York’s largest private schools on its own terms, resisting any outside scrutiny of how its students are faring.

    But in 2019, the school, the Central United Talmudical Academy, agreed to give state standardized tests in reading and math to more than 1,000 students.

    Every one of them failed.

    Students at nearly a dozen other schools run by the Hasidic community recorded similarly dismal outcomes that year, a pattern that under ordinary circumstances would signal an education system in crisis. But where other schools might be struggling because of underfunding or mismanagement, these schools are different. They are failing by design.
    https://nyti.ms/3L1P0yl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeky Kiwi:
    I remain of the opinion that Carrie Lam saved HK from a covid lockdown.
    100% - you have to be a bit thick not to see that at this stage

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    In Hasidic Enclaves, Failing Private Schools Flush with Public Money




    https://nyti.ms/3L1P0yl
    Amazing they can live like that in NY - how many are there?
    Reminds me of the Amish, but they live more isolated and seem to have set up better lives for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elefant&Castle:
    Amazing they can live like that in NY - how many are there?
    Reminds me of the Amish, but they live more isolated and seem to have set up better lives for themselves.
    1000 students were tested in one of many schools so I suspect the numbers are non trivial. Bit of an eye opener..

    Makes you wonder if brown people reglious schools would get the same treatment..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elefant&Castle:
    Amazing they can live like that in NY - how many are there?
    Reminds me of the Amish, but they live more isolated and seem to have set up better lives for themselves.
    A New York Times investigation into the state’s Hasidic schools laid bare the extent of the crisis. About 50,000 boys are attending these private schools, operated by Hasidic communities in New York City and the lower Hudson Valley, where there is hardly any instruction in English and math, and even less in science and civics.

    In 2019, The Times found, more than 99 percent of male students at nearly a dozen Hasidic schools who took state standardized tests in reading and math failed, while about half of all students who took the same tests in the state passed them. Some children, too, have been subjected to physical abuse from poorly paid, unqualified teachers. Making this possible are federal, state and local tax dollars to the tune of more than $1 billion over the past four years alone, according to the investigation.

    It Is Long Past Time to Help New York’s Hasidic Children https://nyti.ms/3Ulhibs
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    It Is Long Past Time to Help New York’s Hasidic Children https://nyti.ms/3Ulhibs
    There is a recent movie / TV series called Unorthodox - didn´t watch it, but believe it is related - a girl escaping from a Hasidic community in NY.

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    An investigation into what has shaped Xi Jinping’s thinking

    https://archive.is/jbcND
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    ‘The era is over for big rock stars’: How Beijing’s crackdown on Jack Ma forever changed the role of China’s CEOs

    https://archive.is/9py5C

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