The Venice community commemorates the 500th anniversary of the world’s first ghetto with events that include the U.S. Supreme Court justice in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’13:06 08.02.16 | 1 comments
Why is it that any government thinks it has the right to require educational equality? Super-religious parents who want to provide that kind of education for their progeny should be able to do so without having to go to jail. Presumably, these parents paid taxes that support the education system in Israel. Why not issue them a voucher and let them provide schooling for their children that meets with the standards of religious developement that they require. Rich people do the same thing by sending their kids to private schools--the values at those private schools are not what you get from the public school down the street. Forgive the analogy, but Catholic children frequently go to parochial schools--even Methodist children can attend Methodist church run protestant parochial schools. Why not Israeli children? Here in the U.S., we call it 'freedom of religion'.