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Incentive Plan Expands for ‘Keeping Crown Heights Teachers’

Following the announcement of a teachers' incentive initiative by Oholei Torah, a new initiative aimed at keeping top teachers in the Crown Heights neighborhood was launched for all Lubavitch Crown Heights Schools. Full Story

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Campaign to lower cost of tuition
September 13, 2021 1:32 am

Waiting for that project to happen. Tuition is a real issue a large part of the community struggles with. When will someone take initiative to lower tuition costs across the board??

Is this a joke?
Reply to  Campaign to lower cost of tuition
September 13, 2021 8:24 am

Crown heights tuitions are one of the cheapest in the country, and the VAST majority of people don’t pay close to full price.

Can you please provide evidence?
Reply to  Is this a joke?
September 13, 2021 9:47 am

Can you please show me some evidence of what you state here? I wanna know if I am wrong in thinking that tuition became unaffordable in CH.

Examples
Reply to  Can you please provide evidence?
September 13, 2021 11:43 am

Atlanta: https://www.cmchatlanta.org/tuition

Grade 1-3 – $13,975.00

Grade 4-5 – $14,500.00

Grade 6-8 – $14,800.00

Miami: https://lecfl.com/registration/school-fees-information/
nfant/Toddler/Pre-Nursery Play Group – Full Day – $9,900.00 
Infant/Toddler/Pre-Nursery Play Group – Half Day (Morning) – $5,250.00 Infant/Toddler/Pre-Nursery Play Group – Half Day (Afternoon) – $4,650.00 
Nursery and Kindergarten – $9,900.00 
Pre 1A – $13,500.00 
Grades 1 – 8 Girls – $13,950.00
Grades 1- 5 Boys – $13,950.00
Grades 6-8 Boys – $14,950.00 
Beis Chana Girls High School – Grades 9-12 – $14,450.00 
Klurman Mesivta Boys High School 9-12 – $15,450.00 

Tuition vouchers
Reply to  Examples
September 13, 2021 1:41 pm

Florida give $7,000 tuition vouchers per kid in “low income” families, Georgia give up to $11,300.
In crown heights, we just have less kids because of the tuition burden.

Examples
Reply to  Examples
September 13, 2021 3:41 pm

And this is Bais Rivkah’s fees (the boy’s schools aren’t publicly available):
Tuition for Preschool – Grade 8 $8,770
Tuition for Grade 9 – Grade 12 $9,770

School choice
Reply to  Examples
September 13, 2021 3:49 pm

That’s because the people there get government funding to pay for the school of their choice

Tuition is always the issue isn't it
Reply to  Campaign to lower cost of tuition
September 13, 2021 8:03 pm

Oh really? do you know how many people aren’t paying full tuition yet are taking vacations in Aruba and shop every season for girls dresses that go upwards of $70 a piece for their little meidel all of eight years old? Kids boutique shop prices are prohibitive for kids clothes! is that where the shchuna has come to?? that you cant afford more than a dress or two each kid in your own neighborhood so you’re forced to shlep to williamsburg to stores that have great prices? And how about restaurants? And the expensive plane rides every Sukkos, Pesach, and… Read more »

step in the right direction
Reply to  Tuition is always the issue isn't it
September 13, 2021 10:00 pm

rome wasnt build in a day! come on, you cant transform crown heights overnight let them deal with one problem at a time

Job well done!
September 13, 2021 3:17 am

Sounds like a good idea, but I really just wanted to compliment Muli Berger on the beautiful picture

Fascinating
September 13, 2021 7:52 am

“It is a promise that if I make it my business to care for the Rebbe’s children, the Rebbe makes it his business to care for me and you!”

If they or he cares about the rebbe’s children why not first put money towards lowering the increasing rise in the cost of tuition? And after parents can afford tuition, then move on to buying the teachers houses. Because if we don’t there won’t be any students left in crown heights for the teachers to teach.

Why does tuition keep on rising?

The cost of everything is rising
Reply to  Fascinating
September 13, 2021 8:52 am

CH has some of the most affordable tuition.
At least if your paying we now know we will have some good teachers.

What kind of alternate world do you live in?
Reply to  The cost of everything is rising
September 13, 2021 9:45 am

If CH has “some of the most affordable tuition” Why is it that more than half of us parents can’t afford to pay in full? Did it ever occur to think as to why people can afford/don’t pay in full every year?

Maybe....
Reply to  What kind of alternate world do you live in?
September 13, 2021 12:46 pm

Start living lower maintenance on other things…
bungalows
expensive sheitels….
vacations
siyum sefer torahs almost every week
lets start plugging in money to our own community

Entitlement
Reply to  What kind of alternate world do you live in?
September 13, 2021 12:58 pm

Do the parents who can’t afford to pay in full buy matching new clothes for their kids every season? Do they eat out? Do they travel on planes? All things my family have minimized or don’t do(my kids are in high quality hand me downs from gemachim and friends) so we can afford full tuition which for elementary school is 15k+ per kid in our out of town community

Amazing! Thanks Zaki!
September 13, 2021 8:05 am

Baruch HaShem!

Incredible
September 13, 2021 8:21 am

This is amazing news for our community!!!
Yasher koach Zaki for being a major push behind this!!!

Job well done Zaki Tamir
September 13, 2021 8:36 am

Our kids deserve the best chinuch. You put your money where your mouth is.
Yashar Koach!

Kol Hakavod Zaki
September 13, 2021 8:37 am

This is a community changing initiative!

WOW Powerful!
September 13, 2021 12:12 pm

Beauituful.
May this be with Hatzlacha!

Interesting idea, BUT
September 13, 2021 1:30 pm

one teacher/Rebbe from each school wil be helped with a house while other teachers don’t even get paid on time!

I've state this in another post
September 13, 2021 1:35 pm

That its a great idea but certainly not the best in a bigger level, because its skips the part that c.h has with non jewish people in the apartments all over ch (go for example to another chassidick town if you find something near like this…) Plus all the newer building investemnt (sadly from religious jews from another communities..) thats are made primairly for non jews to live in ch.. All this things take a negative toll on rent cost (plus on who know what other factors) , which its NOT addressed in this campain… The ideal would have been… Read more »

Concerned community member
September 13, 2021 8:22 pm

This is such a heartwarming display of ahavas yisroel. however I wonder if we are looking past the main issue: housing is unaffordable for most in crown heights. The market has risen dramatically in the last decade. Does it surprise anyone that people are opting to move out of the shechuneh and into areas like Pomona or Kingston, PA? You can buy a spacious house, with a garage, pool, high ceilings, the works, and walk away with a quarter million dollar change in your pocket that would have been gone had you bought in Crown Heights. I don’t blame anyone,… Read more »

Exactly
Reply to  Concerned community member
September 13, 2021 9:57 pm

Im sayind this over and over and some people dont like it Like you say, should something be done for the whole community regarding living here, for starters will be to have ch for jewsih people at least where the landlords are chabad And dont let any other from other place (including sadly other chasidim) to build places that are not for jewish people, (try it out going to the homeplaces of the chasidim that come here and do the same to them, your building wont last before it will be destroyed..) Its sad and we know how cherished is… Read more »

While We're At It....
September 13, 2021 8:41 pm

..we may as well bring up the total lack of appreciation that teachers get from parents. Why do so many parents run to complain that their dear child is sitting next to a kid he doesn’t like (message to child: your comfort is more important than ahavas yisroel) etc etc etc and then for Purim of course a nice shalach manos, but where’s the letters? The heartfelt letters of appreciation that someone is dedicated to teaching your child every single day and instill in him a good measure of Yiras Shamayim? It’s time to pick up the phone and thank… Read more »

Um who are u talking abt
Reply to  While We're At It....
September 13, 2021 9:49 pm

maybe speak for urself i personally send a honey cake for RH, chip in w the class for Chanukah gelt for the teacher, send a nice shalach manis,and cheese buns b4 shavuos. Ofc end of year gifts as well (cookbook for morahs, good umbrella for rebbis)….so dont badmouth the parents since most of us are very appreciative ty

WOW!!!
September 13, 2021 9:51 pm

This endeavor is AMAZING! SO special to be part of a community that cares!!!! Maybe one day they’ll have this for all teachers!!!

-an appreicative CH resident

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