I’ve just finished reading through this post from Conversations in Klal and I have a few questions that I’m gonna need some New Yorkers to answer for me. Well, only one question – seriously? Is all this for real? We had rumors of spies in my high school but I don’t think any of it was true, and thats the furthest we got to school intrusion. I’ll quote some stuff from the post and comments for those not willing to read a novels worth of blog comments. I do recommend you read at least the original post. I agree with most of what she says.
Samples of the comments I found hard to believe are: (Each quote end means its from a different comment).
“Mothers were not allowed to come to pick up their children wearing any type of head covering but a sheitle. And they were not allowed to drive cars up to the school to pick up their children.”
“Here in Brooklyn, girls are not allowed to walk on Ave M. My daughter’s friend lives on Ave M and everytime she needs to leave her house she is petrified of being seen.”
“when you go to NJ to visit your uncle you need school’s permission. Otherwise, student will get a 3 day suspension.”
“My daughter’s friend got expelled from Prospect because she did not have a right look. That’s right she did wear right clothes and did behaive in the right manner, but she didn’t have a right look.”
“Now days they can’t even date until April of senior year, and those who are married are automatically expelled.”
“Shulamis is known for surprize inspections (to make sure that girl’s household is kosher, of course) and rejecting girls for having a large chest.”
“One school we applied to refused us admission because we were not going to be sending all our boys there. That they didn’t offer the special hearing and speech remediation that one of our sons needed then was not interesting to the school. They even had the nerve to ask us if he really needed those services or was this something we WANTED instead.”
“In the end they decided that we were not the type of parents they wanted in the school and our boys were not the “right” type of boys, all based on our decisions as parents for where our girls were going to go.”