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Join me as I look through some old childhood documents and show you a little bit what my education was like. I grew up in the Satmar Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel where we spoke Yiddish at home and went to an all-girls school. Our schooling was very different from the boys’ education, but also quite different from regular public or private schools. I still have my 6th and 7th-grade binder, so I paged through it to show you what we learned.

I had the idea to do this segment with fresh eyes, without “spoiling it” by looking at anything in advance. This turned out not to be the best idea. It meant that I wasn’t able to cover everything as well as I would have if I had scripted this segment. But it also means that you see my primal, first reaction to looking through this material so many many years since I last laid eyes on it.

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