Monday, April 24

Hilkhot Teacher's Room

Rav Moshe Feinstein zt"l has a well-known teshuvah (Igrot Moshe, Yoreh Deah, vol. 3, #71) dealing with issues of schooling. Its most quoted passage states that a student may be expelled from a day school if he is a very negative influence on other pupils. He also attacks the "good time" mentality pervasive in modern culture.
Toward the end, he makes a fascinating point about the way the principal and staff ought to interact, and the degree to which positive collegial relations impact on the success of the whole educational enterprise.

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