Hudson River from Rockland County (Antonin Rémond/flickr)

The Brian Lehrer Show has a continuing series on the developing conflict in the East Ramapo school district of Rockland County, N.Y. The tension is between public school students and parents, who are mostly immigrants, and the elected school board, mostly Hasidic Jews. 

What's Happening At East Ramapo?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Education reporter at The Journal News , Mareesa Nicosia, talks about  the latest from the embattled school district, including state oversight.

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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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Ramapo School Board Vote

Thursday, May 23, 2013

With conflict deepening and public school classes already being slashed, voters in East Ramapo rejected a school budget yesterday, one of the few districts in New York State to do so. We'll get the latest on the school board vote from Mareesa Nicosia, reporter at The Journal News. 

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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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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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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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