(FOX NEWS) – The New York affiliate of the ACLU, stoked outrage and debate this week after suggesting that funding for yeshiva schools is taking money away from students of color in public schools, based on an extensive New York Times report.
“For years, district leaders in East Ramapo have extracted resources from public schools, which are almost entirely attended by students of color, in order to lavishly fund yeshivas attended by white students,” the NYCLU tweeted Monday, with a link to a New York Times report.
“State leaders often claim their commitment to an equitable, high-quality education,” the group said in a follow-up tweet. “But if they mean it, they have to do more. ALL students deserve access to a basic education free from violence and discrimination.”