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Dr. Marc Kramer

As we think about the day school affordability issue, we at RAVSAK continue to think about the underlying tensions between cost and value. As Jewish day schools increase their capacity to showcase their value and as public schools tighten their belts due to declines in tax revenues, will we see an up-tick in day school …

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Sacha Litman

Based on data from hundreds of Jewish Day Schools, we think the focus will shift this year from Affordability to Perceived Quality. We recently finished analyzing our Jewish Day School Parent Survey data: 25,000 parent responses from 120 schools show that it is quality, not price, driving enrollment. The key to affordability is higher enrollment, …

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Dr. Amy Sales

In the coming year, “conventional wisdom” will likely be upended by data. As more schools enter their numbers into JData, PEJE, communities, and the schools themselves will be able to see: actual cost of delivering day school education to a child; changes in cost over time; variation in cost by school size, type, location, and …

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Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

We cannot close the day schools nor can we reduce the quality (the top-level education is crucial). We cannot ask for governmental money (as that jeopardizes our crucial commitment to freedom and to keeping religion and state separate). We cannot allow the schools to only be for the upper-middle class and upper class. There are …

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Dr. Len Saxe

Jewish day schools are an invaluable resource for their communities, but with tuition costs that average $15-$20,000, they are out of reach for many families. One path to affordability is to utilize better schools’ physical and academic resources, not only for the benefit of full-time students, but for all of a community’s Jewish children. The …

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Patrick Bassett

The “new normal” for financial sustainability: 1. Continued commitment to “intimate environments” but redefining “small classes” as 20-25 per class. 2. Higher starting salaries for the Millennials who will replace the Boomers in the teaching ranks. 3. Increasing the value proposition by moderating tuition and by articulating and measuring student outcomes. 4. Increasing “productivity” without …

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It’s 2013, Do You Know Where Your Affordability Is?

You have opinions about day school affordability. Theories, ideas, firmly held preconceptions—they are in your brain, just bouncing around. I myself am currently holding three or four impossible perspectives in my head, and it’s not even breakfast. The Affordability Knowledge Center is not just about me giving you information; it’s also about you sharing your …

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