Tuition Affordability

OU Advocacy advocates an array of initiatives at the Federal level to obtain and empower parents in their educational choices for their children, expand education reform and secure greater resources for Jewish day schools and the families who use them.

Teach NJS Applauds Gov. Christie and NJ Legislative Leadership for Increasing Non-Public School Funding in FY 2016 Budget

 Budget Includes New Funding For Security Contact: Roslyn Singer Director of Communications, OU Advocacy 212-613-8227/202-489-4180   TEACH NJS applauded Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steven Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo, Assembly Budget Chairman Gary … Continued
Read More Posted at June 29, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Orthodox Union Responds to Framework Agreement for Non-Public Schools; Calls on NY Assembly, Senate to Approve

Today, Governor Cuomo and New York State legislative leaders announced a framework agreement that will allocate an unprecedented $250 million of new funding to the state’s non-public schools for mandated services—the largest amount ever allocated to this program. OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, has historically fought for funding increases to the mandated services program.
Read More Posted at June 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Trio of Jewish Groups Calls for Passage of Historic Education Tax Credit Bill

Three major Jewish organizations joined together Monday to push for the passage of New York’s Parental Choice in Education Act. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed legislation would offer tax credits to families sending children to private school and those contributing to scholarship funds for these schools.
Read More Posted at June 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Rabbis’ Take on the Tuition Crisis: How You Can Help, by Rabbi Shmuel Marcus and Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern

Everyone asks us, what can be done about the cost of a day-school education? Week after week, the tuition crisis comes to our attention, front and center. Rabbis, couples and concerned members of the community call us, email us and approach us after davening regarding the financial pressures threatening our schools and squeezing our middle-class families.
Read More Posted at May 21, 2015 at 9:26 am
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