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Question 21.6.2:
Schooling: How are teachers in Chasidic schools trained?

Answer:

In the U.S., the answer is mixed. Some teachers in chasidic schools are licensed to teach by the state, and some are (alas) not trained and high school graduates. This is because some of the teachers in chassidic and more charedi Orthodox grade schools are products of their own system. Typically they are young women with 9 months to 2 years of post-high school training. The rest of the teaching staff (including all Special Education teachers) are better-trained, often from outside the community. It is common is to draw former public school teachers, perhaps ones who prefer the different hours, smaller class sizes, or who like the idea of working within the Jewish community.


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