Ellis Bloch

Day School Squeeze Play

07/07/2000
Associate Publisher
As most eighth-grade yeshiva students begin their summer vacation — secure in the knowledge that come September they’ll have a seat in the yeshiva high school of their choice — a growing number of 14-year-olds in recent years have been sweating out July and August searching for a school that will take them.The wait can be agonizing.“We have no strings to pull, no one to call who is connected, no ability to make a large donation,” said a mother who asked not to be named, so her child would not be stigmatized.“We are emotionally drained.
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