Dear Matzav.com Editor,
As the summer gets underway, most people aren’t thinking about the first day of school in September. However, before you know it, girls will be trying on uniforms, buying school sweaters, etc. It may not have occurred to many people that come September, your daughter’s friend, acquaintance, or neighbor will be sitting at home because they have not been accepted into a school. How can we sit back and allow this to happen?
It is imperative upon each of us to take action now to avoid this happening in the future. Let us band together to protest this unnecessary pain that can affect these children for the rest of their lives. Let us call the principals and directors of the schools to let them know how we feel. Maybe we should keep our children home until every child, from every frum home, has been accepted into an institution.
What has happened to our priorities in a society where only the top academic students or the well-connected students are assured a slot in a school? Where are the weaker students supposed to go? Is this what Sarah Schenirer had in mind when she founded the Bais Yaakov system?
Shouldn’t all the schools unite and make sure that each bas Yisroel is accepted, before the letters go out, to save the humiliation and pain that comes along with rejection?
Our chinuch should be building neshamos, not destroying them.