At 15, a third generation New Yorker could still barely speak or read English.  99% of tens of thousands of boys attending Hasidic schools in NYC receive, according to a recent report, hardly any instruction in English and maths, even less in science and civics. They fail state standardised tests.  One man said he hadn’t learned enough history to know who Martin Luther King was.    Politicians, governors and mayors are loathe to intervene for fearing of upsetting Hasidic communities – ie voters.