R' Ovadiah Yosef - Secular teachers are "asses"
Spiritual leader of the Ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef called secular teachers in Israel "asses" on Saturday during his weekly sermon.(haaretz)
Yosef has previously voiced his desire that the Education Ministry be handed over to Shas' authority.
In his sermon, the rabbi said that the teachers in the secular education system know nothing, "neither Shabath, nor holiday", and teach only "nonsense", and added that people whose parents placed them in the secular education system are unfortunate.
"What do they teach? They teach history and all sorts of nonsense about world nations, that's all," he said.
So, you could argue that the secular curriculum is missing subjects that he considers essential, but since teachers usually teach what they are trained in, how does this make them "asses"? If I considered it important for my child to learn Calculus, and R' Yosef does not teach Calculus in his yeshiva, does that make him an ass?