Professor Michael Helfand, "Can the State Tell Yeshivas What They Can Teach?" -- Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Professor Michael A. Helfand's opinion article, "Can the State Tell Yeshivas What They Can Teach? Here's What the Courts May Decide," is published in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The article considers a recent decision by New York State's Board of Regents to approve new regulations on religious private schools proposed by the the New York State Education Department.
Excerpt from "Can the State Tell Yeshivas What They Can Teach? Here's What the Courts May Decide"
To the extent government officials impose only core educational requirements, they stand on strong constitutional footing. Without such authority, government would not be unable to fulfill one of its most essential obligations: preparing students to be full and productive members of a democratic society. But if government gets carried away, and moves beyond what is essential to that goal, its authority wanes — and the strength of potential constitutional challenges grow.
The complete article may be found at Jewish Telegraphic Agency