A Catch-22 is a paradoxical situation caused by a contradiction of rules which causes one to be incapable of avoiding or solving a problem. Often these situations are such that solving one part of a problem only creates another problem, which ultimately leads back to the original problem.
Once again summer vacation begins and children are getting ready for various activities. Many girls are on their way to camp and as usual there will be many girls that will not be able to tell their friends what high school they will be going to next year. Some of us may think nothing of such a situation."So, they tell the other girls they don't know yet, big deal".
Well, it is a big deal. Ask any person that deals with troubled children and they will tell you that school rejection is one of the main reasons many children are "turned off" from yiddishkeit.
This year there are over 60 girls not yet accepted to any high school. Many are not accepted simply because of the elementary school they are coming from. Many are not accepted because some high schools are trying to limit how many girls they accept simply to impart an air of exclusivity to their school. An air of exclusivity that destroys the future mothers of our nation.
And there is the Catch-22 of school acceptance in Lakewood. In the zeal to make sure that they don't accept a bad influence into their institutions, they have created an entire army of bad influence.
If you knew that there was something that is a clear and present threat to the ruchnios of our children, wouldn't you stand up and scream? Why is nobody getting up and screaming about this?
Oh, you don't want to get rejected when your own child applies to a school? Of course, another Catch-22 to deal with.