The availability of instant information on any and every subject further challenges the system. I’m not sure there has been any progress in how educators deal with the increasing number of questions stemming from that.
There are schools that teach to the lowest common denominator and schools that teach only their top tier students leaving the rest to fend for themselves. Sometimes they simply drop out.
These are only some of the problems. I’m sure I am only scratching the surface. If we are going to survive as a Jewish people, we must revise the system. The bottom line is that all of these issues contribute to the dropout rate – with education leading the charge. If we don’t change things, our very existence as Orthodox Jews is at stake.
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