The last we heard from the Hebrew Language Academy (HLA) Charter School, they withdrew their proposal to move into Marine Park Junior High School in the face of riotous opposition. Now the school is raising eyebrows among the secular with their latest announcement: HLA is cohabitating with a Kings Highway yeshiva.
From the New York Post:
HLA, which is a public school receiving tax dollars as well as private funding, is operating on the first floor of Yeshiva Rambam, 3340 Kings Highway.
Critics say the space-sharing arrangement gives the appearance that HLA is blurring the line between church and state.
“I think that it kind of muddies the water on their original intent,” said Christopher Spinelli, president of District 22’s Community Education Council (CEC), which represents Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, Manhattan Beach, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach and parts of Midwood, Flatbush and Sheepshead Bay.
“It definitely detracts from the fact of it being a non-religious school,” Spinelli added. “To house it in a religious facility raises valid questions from people who are concerned about church, state issues.”
Read the full article here.