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Touro College

27-33 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10010

General Phone: 212-463-0400
Financial Aid Phone: 212-463-0400
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Masters Colleges and Universities I

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The Case Against College ? But For a College Education - Jewish Press

A few months back I received an e-mail from someone who asked me to consider writing an article about yeshiva high school students and college education. She wrote, “We are interested in an article about what yeshivot can do to better prepare their students for college admission. I know you covered secular studies in a front-page essay [“The Case for Secular Studies in Yeshivas, Jewish Press, November 19, 2004] and we would like that expanded. Please let me know if you`re interested.”I called her. It turned out that she was interested in an article about how yeshiva high schools could prepare their graduates to function within a secular college environment and still maintain their level of observance. I pointed out that I thought this was an impossibility.Since she thought I was advocating a year of study in Israel and then college, she replied that there were students who did not wish to spend a year in Israel studying. She wanted an article aimed at this group.I told her I did not think that a year or two of study in Israel could guarantee immunity to the negative influences found on college campuses today. My approach seemed to surprise her, and, - more available