Roumanian Education Minister Promises to Grant Jewish School Demands

A delegation representing various Jewish parties in Roumania was received Friday by Minister of Education Costachescu.

The Minister promised the delegation members, Deputies Pistiner and Landau, and the Tarbuth leader, Rosen, to concede the following demands: 1. That Jewish teachers instructing in the Jewish schools be permitted to teach, even though they have not passed examinations in the Roumanian language. 2. That the Jewish private schools be permitted to function for another year. 3. That the pupils of the Jewish schools in which Hebrew or Yiddish is the language of instruction be permitted to take examinations in the language in which they are instructed. Until now they were compelled to take their examinations in Roumanian.

With regard to the other two demands, namely, the reopening of Jewish state schools and the establishment of a Jewish teachers’ seminary, the Minister stated that he will look into the matter at the beginning of the next school year.

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