Preliminary Injunction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28th, 2018

Contact: Naftuli Moster, staff@yaffed.org

Yaffed Files Preliminary Injunction in Felder Amendment Suit

(New York, NY) - On Friday, August 24, YAFFED filed a motion in Brooklyn federal court seeking a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the Felder Amendment during the pendency of the lawsuit. The Amendment stands in the way of YAFFED's mission and the ultimate goal of improving secular education in ultra-Orthodox Jewish non-public schools. The children of New York's ultra-Orthodox community deserve enforcement of appropriate standards and not the watered down, ambiguous standard of the Felder Amendment, which effectively ratifies the existing conditions in these schools and allows the City to continue its lax enforcement of State Education Law.  We have asked the court to maintain the statutory status quo ante, which would require local districts and the State to enforce the pre-existing standards.

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