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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #100 on: May 20, 2014, 12:55:01 PM »
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I thought those are a flat price for the 'family plan'.  Not a per person cost.
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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #101 on: May 20, 2014, 01:55:14 PM »
Actually, providing free tuition for teachers is unfair compensation.  Not all teachers have the same number of children.  So a teacher with 4 children in the school is getting 2x the bonus of someone with 2 in the school, and 4x the bonus of a childless teach (or one whose children have grown up).
I thought it was self understood,  but the schools will pay their teachers based upon how much they are "saving" by having their children in schools for free.

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #102 on: May 20, 2014, 02:52:57 PM »
I thought it was self understood,  but the schools will pay their teachers based upon how much they are "saving" by having their children in schools for free.
Each teacher is not paid a salary reflecting how many children they're receiving free tuition for. That means that the 'price' of free tuition for teacher's children is not allocated to those actually benefiting from it, rather it's spread evenly across all teacher.

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #103 on: May 20, 2014, 07:00:32 PM »
Each teacher is not paid a salary reflecting how many children they're receiving free tuition for. That means that the 'price' of free tuition for teacher's children is not allocated to those actually benefiting from it, rather it's spread evenly across all teacher.
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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2014, 10:47:46 PM »
I was taking about my new idea. It's not something that happens
If you lower the salaries equally across all teachers, the burden is still being unfairly shifted from the teachers with more kids to the teachers with less (or no) kids. If you lower each teacher's salary based on how many kids they have in the schools, then you're just taking away the tuition benefit with nothing in return.

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #105 on: April 30, 2018, 09:10:36 PM »
Is it the norm for the schools to charge $$ for kindergarten graduation fee?

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #106 on: April 30, 2018, 10:56:59 PM »
Is it the norm for the schools to charge $$ for kindergarten graduation fee?
Huh? Really? I'm afraid to ask how much.

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #107 on: May 01, 2018, 01:13:51 AM »
Is it the norm for the schools to charge $$ for kindergarten graduation fee?
What does that even mean? Where is the money going?
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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #108 on: May 01, 2018, 02:44:19 AM »
Is it the norm for the schools to charge $$ for kindergarten graduation fee?
I have not paid a kindergarten graduation fee

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #109 on: August 06, 2018, 10:59:43 AM »
A big part of the problem is also that schools are top heavy. An administrator for this an administrator for that.
When I was in school you had a Principal, Asst. Principal, and Secretary and we made it through just fine

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #110 on: August 07, 2018, 10:01:00 AM »
A big part of the problem is also that schools are top heavy. An administrator for this an administrator for that.
When I was in school you had a Principal, Asst. Principal, and Secretary and we made it through just fine
Who was in charge of paying salaries?
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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #111 on: August 07, 2018, 11:14:51 AM »


Very good op-ed on the tuition crisis.

http://jstandard.com/content/item/putting_our_money_where_our_mouths_are/28821



It's such a no-brainer in my mind. Not to say that it'll be easy to implement properly, but it solves so many major issues. The tax issue is a big one IMO that it would solve, and it would also mean that you can give maaser to the scholarship organization according to all poskim (as opposed to when that money is included in tuition - which is not something universally agreed upon among the poskim).



And yet the op-ed is old and this is the first I've ever heard of it.
Though this is an issue I'd champion more than improving KSMLs.

Did you ever push for this in Cleveland?
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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #112 on: August 07, 2018, 04:43:06 PM »





Did you ever push for this in Cleveland?
they have it in Chicago. It's called the kehila fund

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #113 on: August 07, 2018, 04:45:58 PM »
they have it in Chicago. It's called the kehila fund

how much is tuition in Chicago yeshiva?

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #114 on: August 07, 2018, 04:52:59 PM »
how much is tuition in Chicago yeshiva?
it varies but I believe in the 12k-14k range for k-8.

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2018, 08:48:36 PM »
That woul cover for kids right?
Gur is making now a campaign parents should pay there balance of last 2 years, theyre expecting to bring in over million dollars if successful, and I think the average tuition peer child is ~300 per month

Can you elaborate?

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Re: Why is Jewish Day School tuition so high?
« Reply #116 on: August 07, 2018, 08:53:20 PM »


Tuition rates is like cc processing fees you keep your mouth shut you'll pay a price.

Can someone create a spreadsheet of all schools/yeshivas in NYC area, no becuase it boils down to how much you kvetch and your name.
There's no real data of average tuition parents pay
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jJF9icyyd5jMqY-pm06QbJqqAKXe0b9X-1-DOzbo4yk/edit#gid=1046444810

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