Tuesday, August 2, 2016

There are still girls not accepted to high school for upcoming year in Lakewood

We hoped it wouldn't come down to this but once again 5 weeks before school starts there are a number of girls who were not accepted into high school. Last year  9 girls first got accepted  3 months into the school year there was an uproar. The hope was this year would be different  We heard "The speech" and progress was made to change the acceptance system. Before Pesach someone took out ads in various media outlets announcing all girls have been accepted and placed in school. Sadly that is not the case, its not as much as last year but there are girls who still dont know where and when they will get in.

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  1. I happen to know of 2 families where the girls were accepted to a good high school but they want something else. I heard they are going around saying that they have no school. If I were you I would verify each case before you make these posts. You are just encouraging people to be stubborn by thinking they can get into other schools because of the tumul. It doesn't always work.

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    1. Lets see the askanim and vaad put out a letter TODAY that all girls were placed in schools.

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  2. "the speech" was mostly about elementary schools, not high schools.

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  3. And I know for a fact there are a few girls who did not get accepted to any school. They are used as pawns in the powerplay of who gets to take who of the "leftovers"

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  4. I would assume that those schools that got big money from the "speech " will have to come through and take care of this .

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  5. its not a powerplay by any stretch . In many cases ( not all ) ,the "leftovers " as you call them , are kids with special needs that need tens of thousands of dollars per child to deal with . If they are really disabled ,they go to Schi at a cost of 100,000 or more to the taxpayer . But those who are just learning disabled ,but not Schi material ,get pushed into the mainstream schools with ZERO dollars in funding . The schools do not have the financial resources to take care of them . The askanim just push the kids ,but nobody cares about raising money so the schools can hire extra help . How can you blame a school for not wanting to deal with an issue that they are not equipped to deal with ? Where are the heads of the kehila ,whem it comes to raising the huge amounts of money needed to give these children a fighting chance of success .In many of these cases ,the family situation doesnt even allow the parents to pay any basic tuition . If the regular teacher has to focus on these kids ,she can basically spend 90 per cent of her time and the rest of the class wont learn properly . That is also not fair to the regular children . Its easy to write blog posts , but when you get up from your easy chair and start raising money to the tune of hundreds of thousands ,to hire special help for these kids ,then we will take your complaints seriously .

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    1. Its easy to blame the blogs. If this is the case why did you wake up now about this? why were you silent when the askanim wrote congratulatory articles in Lakewood websites and periodicals that all girls were placed? where were you last year when 10 girls were sitting home for months and nothing was done? There are plenty of people willing to help and get involved, only if you would let them.

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    2. That is not true the "leftovers" are regular nice girls with no underlying issues. They are held "hostage" in the game for those who know what goes on.

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  6. I have no ax to grind here. I don't know any askanim personally. Why would I stop people from raising money to help children. You are totally delusional. I just happen to know of several cases over the years where there were girls with special needs pushed into schools without any funding and it was a disaster for both the girl and the rest of the school. But I guess you know better about everything. You are totally off the wall to accuse me of stopping people from helping others.

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    1. I know of one girl who's a great girl, not learning disabled, just a regular good girl. She applied to different schools and 2 different schools each thought the other one accepted her therefore they refused her a place by them! Meantime no school has actually accepted her and the poor girl (who is a pawn in this disgusting saga) sits and waits and waits and waits and waits and waits and waits

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  7. There is no excuse for this to happen all is needed is for all the school owners to get into one room and work it out ,as it does every year .The problem is that their is only one Mench out of all of them and he happens to be the most successful out of all of them .The rest of them are just a bunch of losers who play out their emotional issues on a yearly basis. They have nothing else in their lives ,so they get their kicks out of this sick game .If they were actually successful in another aspect of their lives be it learning , children, wife , money ect they wouldn't feel the need to do this . Unfortunately if you analyze the rest of the school owners they are not people you would want to marry your kids off to , do Buissness with or be their friends. Until we produce new schools or replace the heads we will be in this situation on a yearly basis.

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  8. What about the boys. Two mesivta are not opening next year. The boys from those mesivta are without a place for next year.

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    1. there are plenty of mesivtas.
      this is a much more pressing issue.

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  9. There will be a doubling of the high school population in another few years. You better produce new schools or this town will be in big trouble.

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  10. which boys mesivta is not opening up?

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  11. There are probably more than 10 mesivtas for every 1 girls school.

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  12. Which 2 Mesivtas are not opening? And how many boys are in each? If they're half normal, they will get in elsewhere. There are Mesivtas a dime a dozen!

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  13. C'mon! Theres literally hundreds of kids going into high school and a handful of kids not in school and your seriously going to blame the school owners?? I mean a school that takes 100-150 kids should be commended for alleviating the problem by that many kids! Imagine he would decide to close his school down? Then you would have 150 + the 10 that are not in school. If you keep bashing school owners, your not going to have more people open schools and the problems will continue. there SHOULD BE a few new schools opening every year just like yeshivas, but the way they get bashed why would anybody open one

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  14. Rabbi Luria of ohr Yechezkal shul Yeshiva has closed the second one I'm not sure

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    1. Mesivtas are very different. If the boy is a half decent student, or even if he just doesn't have behavioral issues, then there are mesivtas that will recruit him.

      If a Mesivta age bochur has no interest in being in a Mesivta, then don't expect Mesivtas to take him.

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  15. I think there are close to a thousand girls going into high school. That's a huge number to be placed by so few schools. I find it amazing that 99.9 per cent are placed already.

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    1. Why did they put out an ad saying ALL girls were placed when that is not the truth.

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  16. I Find it amazing that Every year WE the town of Lakewood KILL 10 girls and then we wonder why .....

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  17. There needs to be a lot more girls high schools ,especially smaller ones that have small classes that can focus on kids who need more space and need more attention. Then we won't lose our girls. But that costs a lot of money and we have a lot of money for big houses ,fancy restaurants,nice cars,even tzedokoh for out of town Mosdos in the millions . But to provide Mosdos for our own kids there is no money. And then on top of that we blame those people who at least made some schools ,for all our problems.

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    1. You forgot to mention money for hiring lawyers to oppose a shul

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  18. We are killing our kids because we dont want to face the fact that not every school is appropriate for every kid. Some of the girls need a smaller ,a little different type of school to thrive , and we dont have such schools in Lakewood. There are plenty of people who would run them if there was funding ,but there is no money available. With bits you can get Rebeim to work for free but not with lady teachers.

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