The Chareidi public, and especially their leadership, are very sensitive when it comes to attempts to meddle in their private educational system. Even well-meant suggestions are generally met with a fire and brimstone response that makes one think that the advice was something as bad as a law outlawying ritual circumcision.
What the community has never seemed to grasp is that if every confrontation with the outside is reacted to with hysteria and shouting, eventually the outside will conclude that the Chareidim are a bunch of spoiled children with no perspective and whose shouts of outrage are about as meaningful as those of a three year old who has been denied a second scoop of ice cream.
In the past, the anger and outrage has been directed that those who had the temerity to believe that Chareidi kids should get a good basic eduction in mathematics, science and language skills. But now it's gotten far worse, as this article from Ynet demonstrates:
The leader of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox community, Rabbi Shalom Elyashiv called for protest measures against the Supreme Court following its ruling in the matter of ethnic separation in the Beit Yaakov religious school in Emanuel.
In a meeting with Deputy Education Minister MK Meir Porush on Thursday, the rabbi said, "This is a dreadful ruling. This should prompt a great outcry."
The ultra-Orthodox public is furious with Judges Edmond Levy, Edna Arbel and Hanan Melcer, who fined the school and issued a contempt of court ruling against it and also subpoenaed the parents of Ashkenazi students who stopped sending their children to the school.
So what was the reason this time? Mandatory viewing of Hannah Montana videos during hashkafah classes? Mandatory shortening of the uniform skirts to Catholic lengths? Oh no, something far worse: a demand by the state for an end to discrimination against Sephardi girls.
Imagine a school in the United States announcing that it won't accept black or Chinese children. Well no, you can't imagine that because the laws in America rightly ban such behaviour and threaten violators with stiff penalties.
Now imagine a group of parents and their community leaders screaming and shouting about how wrong such rules are and of their intention to flout them. What would we call such people? Racists, bigots, and probably far worse.
So, any good reason why Ashkenazim who are willing to destroy their children's already limited education are any different?