Manhattan state Sen. Marisol Alcantara was forced to apologize after she blasted Felder last month for pushing to exclude yeshivas from academic standards required of other schools.
“This is the one single issue that kept us hostage until 2 o’clock in the morning on Good Friday. One single person holding the entire budget of the state of New York hostage,” Alcantara said at the time.
But with Sen. Felder becoming a swing vote that can decided issues between Democrats and Republicans, the Democrat Senator was pressured into retracting her words. To show her remorse, Alcantara visited Yeshivas Chasan Sofer in Boro Park and retracted her criticism, announcing yeshivas were doing a “fantastic” job in educating their students.
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