The Jewish Experience in American Public and Private Education

By Jonathan D. Sarna

Catholic University of America, Susan and David Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies (University of Judaism), 1998

Sarna traces the history of American Jewry's relationship with the public school system. He emphasizes that the history of American Jewish attitudes concerning the role of religion in the school system is complex. He stresses that a fundamental change has taken place since the 1960s in American-Jewish attitudes toward public schooling, reflected in the astounding and continuing growth of Jewish day schools. This new situation--the fact that today about 28 percent of Jewish children who receive any form of Jewish religious education receive it in the day schools--sets the stage for the kinds of policy changes that we will be considering here.

Topic: History, Schools, Day Schools, Education, Religion

Name of Publication: Vouchers for School Choice: Challenge or Opportunity?

Editor: Breger, Marshall J. , Gordis, David M.

Page Number(s): 131-136

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Sarna, Jonathan D. The Jewish Experience in American Public and Private Education. Vouchers for School Choice: Challenge or Opportunity?. Catholic University of America,Susan and David Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies (University of Judaism). 1998: 131-136. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12081


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