young people in their teens who roam the streets of Tel Aviv after attending "seminars" in popular culture at restaurants and discos until all hours, returning home somewhere in the twilight zone. These are the kids who score lower than the Haredim in the Matriculation examinations. I wonder why? Weisglass and Weinrot, the two top lawlyers in the country were "trained" at Yeshivot before they studied law, and the late Tusia-Cohen, as well was a Yeshiva bachur. It took the Technion some years to discover that Machon Lev, a Haredi oriented Technical college, was kosher, only after its granduates returned to the country with Masters Degrees from MIT to complete their studies "at home". The bottom line is that when Haredi young men and young women do study those "core subjects", on their own, at their own pace, they do very very well thank you very much. Contrast that to the shekels that parents in Gush Dan pour out to the various institutes that offer "success in the Matriculation Exams" after they have spent small fortunes on private teachers for children whom it seems prefer popular culture to any kind of education, core or otherwise.
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from the article: 'Haredim must be allowed to educate their children as they see fit'