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State of Education

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

John King, New York State education commissioner and president of the University of the State of New York, talks about the new teacher evaluations system, as well as the state's response to the Ramapo school funding dispute.

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Following Up: Activists on the East Ramapo School Cuts

Thursday, May 09, 2013

A group of concerned parents and students say that decisions made by the East Ramapo School Board are not in the best interest of most students. Peggy Hatton, co-host of East Ramapo Underground, a radio program broadcast on AM 1300, talks about the Rockland County controversy. And Olivia Castor, Spring Valley high school senior and leader of the East Ramapo Student Coalition, talks about her school experience and what budget cuts mean inside the school.


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Divisions Persist in Debate Over E. Ramapo School Aid

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


WNYC's Brian Lehrer spoke to the author of an article about tensions in the East Ramapo school district. Then he interviewed Rockland County legislator Aron Wieder, the former school board president, who responded to claims that members of the local Orthodox Jewish community are abusing their power on the school board to gut the public schools. Listen to both interviews and join the conversation.

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Following Up: Hasidic Leader on Rockland School Controversy

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Last week, Brian spoke to the author of a New York Magazine article about tensions in the Ramapo school district. Rockland County legislator Aron Wieder, (District 13) and former President of the East Ramapo School Board, responds to criticisms that members of the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland County are using their seats on the East Ramapo school board to make decisions that are in their best interest, although they do not send their children to public schools.

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Hasidim vs. the World in Ramapo

Friday, April 26, 2013

New York Magazine staff writer, Benjamin Wallace-Wells, talks about his article "Them and Them," exploring the tensions between the Hasidim and the immigrant community in Ramapo.

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