Under the heading “A Time for Unity” the New York Yiddish daily, “The Day,” editorially advocates the need for unifying the various types of Yiddish schools in this country with a view of eliminating the evils caused by the existing unnecessary quarrels between them and of strengthening their position. The paper cites a number of reasons for the critical situation of the schools, saying that the economic crisis in this country is chiefly responsible for it.
The editorial, however, places a great deal of the responsibility on the quarrels between the left and right political movements and the pro and con Palestine feelings that are now current among the Jews, emphasizing that these have no place in the sphere of education.
The schools do not make any progress, the “Day” says, because they are split over unimportant matters, and appeals to all “who have the matter of the modern schools at heart to find a way for unity of forces and to work in unison for that important aim.”
The various types of schools referred to by the “Day” are the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance Schools, the Sholem Aleichem Schools, the Workmen’s Circle Schools, the Independent Workmen’s Circle Schools and the Communistic Workers’ School.
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