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  |  May 25, 2019

    Schools Hold Emergency Meeting

    EXCLUSIVE: Representatives of Crown Heights' boys schools held an emergency meeting Monday to discuss the shortage of space in the institutions, COLlive has learned. "This is a crisis that is only going to get worse," United Lubavitcher Yeshiva Principal Rabbi Yosef Simpson said. Full Story

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    broke parent
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    broke parent

    Sorry, there is always space. Kids are denied places because they can’t pay. it always comes down to money.

    Broke teacher
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    Broke teacher

    Thank you admin, we know its better not to accept a kid, then to take him and expect us to work for free.

    and this story means...?
    Guest
    and this story means...?

    i dont really get the point
    there was a meeting, there wasnt a meeting… and you talk about how schools opened catering to specialized needs of the children, i had my son in one of them and they didnt get anything, and the school that my son is in now the one that does cater to kids with specific needs you dont even mention.

    crown street
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    crown street

    crown street has an entire block!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who let themn build condo’s back@back to a school!!!

    idea...
    Guest
    idea...

    remember Ocean Parkway? Plenty of room there….

    shmerel
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    shmerel

    Yes!
    They should have let Medgar Evers buy it!

    YEAH
    Guest
    YEAH

    the schools in crown heights (and the rest of lubavitch) are unfortunatly glorified baby sitting services

    and i wish someone would open a school and charge the right price and provide the right education

    crisis $$$$$$$
    Guest
    crisis $$$$$$$

    the immediate crisis is that the schools are not covering their payrolls so the teachers are not getting paid for teaching the children in those crowded classes.

    Five Towns!
    Guest
    Five Towns!

    If there’s no room for your kids – come on over to the five towns! The chinuch here is great, and room for everyone…

    Pleanty of space
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    Pleanty of space

    There is pleanty of space in the schools the only children turned away were kids who wanted to go from one school to another so the schools said they need to take kids who have no place to go first!!!

    Shlucha
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    Shlucha

    MAY THERE WILL AL
    WAYS BE SUCH CRISIS!!!!!!!!!

    schools overcrowding
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    schools overcrowding

    This is an old problem in CH. when i was in school we had 28 kids in our class.
    thats why I live in Monsey.

    Please
    Guest
    Please

    The solution should not be to have to move from Crown heights – Kan Tziva. The Shchuna should be a place where everyone can get the proper education from the school that is best for them.
    We need real solutions.

    My thought
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    My thought

    Let’s face it. If people were able to pay full tuition, there would be a loooong line of people BEGGING to be teachers. and the school can then be SELECTIVE as to who is hired. And then hire based on skill.
    This will finally break the cycle as follows:
    It would be easier to fund-raise because you are fundraising for something REAL! and you would not NEED to charge full tuition because you have fundraisers

    Shliach
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    Shliach

    We wanted to send our son to a CH yeshivah for first grade & were put on a waiting list – which probably means we are not getting in. They encourage there talmidim to go on Shlichus but later have no room for there children?

    decent qualified teachers
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    decent qualified teachers

    when will the school start getting qualified professional hebrew and english teachers (qualified in the real world is a masters degree to teach)

    PROUD D.M. PARENT
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    PROUD D.M. PARENT

    “In recent years new schools have opened, catering to specialized needs of students, such as Cheder at the Ohel on one hand and Ohr Menachem on the other” AND DARCHAI MENACHEM IN THE CENTER.

    I love how everyone thinks its a "Crime" to pay full tuition
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    I love how everyone thinks its a "Crime" to pay full tuition

    If every person who is sitting in their summer homes RIGHT NOW would be paying full tuition instead of spending on luxuries, our schools would not be in the state they are in today.
    Sure, its hard to pay: but when tuition comes after the expenses that are truly important, and wll fund our schools properly and make sure the teachers are paid on time – then something is terribly wrong with our priorities.

    what did he say?
    Guest
    what did he say?

    Rabbi Simpson: “I think it’s due to many young couples not going on shlichus these days because of a shortage of positions. So they go to college and settle here, with their growing families”.

    what does that mean??
    going to collage?
    who ?
    numbers?

    late parents
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    late parents

    Lets not forget parents who wake up two weeks before labor day and expect the schools to roll out the red carpet.

    to#18
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    to#18

    you hit it right on the nose maybe if ppl would stop driving around fancy cars etc. and actually start caring!!!!!!!!!!!!! for their sons chinuch not just saying they care then maybe something would be able to get done e.g. build another building etc.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    to: late parents or #20
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    to: late parents or #20

    Listen, I don’t know where you’re coming from, but as far as my knowledge, your comment has nothing, whatsoever o do with the ensuing connversation. It sounds like you’ve got personal problems… I mean, think for a second – what about the parents who start applying starting from Tishrei the year before, and aren’t ACCEPTED due to lack of FUNDS??? Is that considered teaching for free? When we say Lubavitch is Reich, I feel silly thinking in those terms when I see and hear about the alarming statistics of kids going to who-knows-what schools, because their parents can’t pay the… Read more »

    disturbing!!!!!!!!
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    disturbing!!!!!!!!

    My husband and I went to discuss tuition. When we were asked what we can afford, we said straight out— a decent amount — the man sitting across from us tells us— if you say 1 (for example) , then you can obviously pay 2……I was like— what on earth??? They expect you to come and lowball them….. We have obviously created such expectations by our behavior in the past……pple– wake up and smell the coffee, it costs to run a school ( schools should definitely fundraise, no doubt) but tuition must be paid, STOP LOWBALLING, STOP TRYING TO GET… Read more »

    Ocean Parkway is the solution
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    Ocean Parkway is the solution

    We as a community need to revamp Ocean Parkway immediately. It was never wise to leave it the way was done.
    It should not take too much to make it flourish with the right attitude towards it.

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