"We Want Our Money!"

Schools grapple with unpaid tuition.

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(5) Hinda Leah, July 14, 2010 11:17 PM

tuition loans

Within every higher educational institution there lies a system where all students can pay for their education. Either through scholarships, acutally paying tuition OR taking out a loan and paying back to loan little by little. Why can't the Jewish private schools "charge" families tuition and then those families pay monthly installments even after their children graduate. This system will also guarantee an "income" to the school from those families whose children have graduated already. Everyone can pay something. . . and making payment plans seems to be the next best reasonalbe solution to me. Once this system is in place for a dozen years. . . the school is still receiving dollars from alumni as well as monies from families who now attend the school.

(4) SusanE, November 24, 2009 8:26 PM

The High Price of Private Education is Nothing New. complaints Have been Voiced for Years.

. Live within your means. If you can't afford a private education for your children, go public. Home school your children if you can't stand the thoughts of Public School. Live in a rented house and drive an older auto. Depends how important a secondary education is to you. I believe that in a civilized country where all men are created equal, that quality education and health care should never depend on money. But both are hugh for profit businesses. Start your own Private school. 20 families can get a lot accomplished. Families can pool resources and hire a teacher for religious training a couple times a week. The Catholic school is right to ask for payment. They are providing a service and payment should be on time. Just like loans and utilities, and contractors. The Roman catholic church could probably afford to school all it's children for free. But they won't. The Jewish community could probably educate most of its children free also, but they won't. It's all about the money. If the Jews have priced many of their own children out of a quality Jewish education and it is now available only for the rich, then shame on the entire community!

(3) Leslie Morrison, July 14, 2009 3:29 PM

Public School

Because we thought my son had a learning disability, we sent him to a public school kindergarten for one year. It was a wonderful experience all the way around. Academically, he soared in the hands of true and trained professional teachers. (We discovered he didn't have a learning disability after all and wonder if the yeshiva's less structured environment was not conducive for his growth) Socially, he was also fine, being a minority with other minorities worked out okay at this young age. He developed a strong sense of self and Jewish identity. If blocks of Jewish students attended public schools, they would still have a social structure, while being able to integrate better into the larger society as they grow. They won't have to go through a culture schock and adjustment as they head out to work someday. Jewish education can be after school, at 2:30, still giving a few solid hours of immersion. As a product of public school, I am more impressed by there ability to educate children while instilling derech eretz. It would save families under tremendous financial stress suffereing major shalom bayit issues (I know many families like this, some already broken) if we left reading, writing, math and science to the public school professionals and focused our limited resources on Jewish subjects.

(2) elizabeth, June 9, 2009 10:30 PM

virtual school

Does your child do the virtual school at home. We ae considering it for my son for next year for one year. How is it working without any socialization. I would appreciate comments.

(1) Tammy Hulon, April 29, 2009 10:23 AM

Virtual Schools

I tried to send this comment when this video came out, but the system would not let me. My children attend Virtual public school. It is great. There is not conflicts with Shabbat or the Festivals. No conflict with secular holidays. They have teachers online and they can work ahead as they are able. My oldest daughter finished her senior year by they end of March. There are many virtual schools out there and in most states. They are just now becoming more known. Wouldn't a Jewish or Hebraic Virtual School be great. I would be interested in that. Many people leave in areas where there are no Jewish Schools nearby. A Jewish Virtual school would give them the possibility of getting that education they want. There is much more I can tell you. If you want to know more check out the many websites out there or please contact me. Thank you.


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