Dear fellow parents,
As I’m sure you are all busy with pesach preparations, I’ll make this very brief.
Many of us have been paying thousands of dollars on our children’s schooling and if you’re anything like me, you’re fed up.
Year after year you make out check after check to the school, and yet every two months you find out that that money isn’t going to pay the people who teach your kids!
As I see it, there are 3 injured parties:
1) The teachers. First and foremost, those who put in hour after hour working to educate the girls of our community.
2) The students. The fact is that when teachers aren’t paid, the teaching will suffer. People won’t work as well for nothing as for something. At some point, no amount of idealism will save their work.
3) The parents. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s hard to make a living in Crown Heights, and harder still, now that the cost of rent is so high. Most parents are working very hard to make ends meet. These people don’t deserve to have their money pocketed by the school administration.
There are many long-term solutions to turning around an institution such as a community school. But for now, Yom Tov is coming, teachers have families too and Matzah is $25 a pound…
My short-term solution is for us to stop making payments to the school administration this month. Instead, give the amount directly to your child’s teachers.
All it takes are a few daring, willing parents to help the teachers make Pesach this year.
May we all celebrate the holiday of freedom in true freedom, with Moshiach.