Category Archives: Day School tuition

The Othering of Tzedaka in Jewish Education

PENNY IN THE PUSHKA Penny in the pushka, Penny in the pot, We give tzedakah right before Shabbat. Counting all the pennies, nickels, quarters, too It’s fun to help each other, It’s what we ought to do. One for the … Continue reading

Posted in Day School tuition, Judaism and Social Justice | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Day school tuition: A heartfelt plea and hope via income caps.

It pains me to read yet an another article on how hard it is for middle class parents (and I mean even “upper-middle class”, meaning often people who are in the top 15% of the income scale nationally)  to pay … Continue reading

Posted in Day School tuition | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Dan Perla on Day School Tuition- income-based is OK, fair share is not

Two years ago I  argued here and  in the Forward   for fair-share, income based tuition for day schools, meaning everyone pays a certain percentage of their income, the percentage can be sliding but it is a percentage for everyone, even those … Continue reading

Posted in Day School tuition | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Day Schools and the End of the Melting Pot – The Arty Semite – Forward.com

Day Schools and the End of the Melting Pot – The Arty Semite – Forward.com. But wasn’t it naive to believe that “being a fuller Jew need never mean being a less complete American”? The growth of day schools was … Continue reading

Posted in Day School tuition | Leave a comment

Ever in Need of Money, Private Schools Intensify Fund-Raising Efforts – NYTimes.com

This article in the New York Times shows where private schools are headed, which is relying more and more on a few large donors and less and lesson tuition and smaller donors to cover operating costs. And this is exactly where … Continue reading

Posted in Day School tuition | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Create Tax for Jewish Education – Forward.com

Leonard Saxe proposes creating a (voluntary) tax to fund the Jewish education of families of the many Jewish educators and professionals who cannot afford day school (Create Tax for Jewish Education – Forward.com.) While this is  definitely a forward-thinking (no … Continue reading

Posted in Day School tuition, Judaism and Social Justice | Leave a comment

Welcome Forward Readers!

If you got here from my piece on Income-based Day School Tuition in the Forward, then you might want to see my post Day School Funding if Done According to Jewish Tradition (longer and more references). My most recent post, inspired by the Forward’s … Continue reading

Posted in Day School tuition | Leave a comment