Op-eds

Posted on October 29, 2014 in Op-eds
Seizing the Moment

For anyone who thinks that his or her vote doesn’t count, pay attention to Assemblyman Pichardo’s election. And for anyone who only votes in presidential races, pay attention as...

Posted on June 18, 2014 in Op-eds
Schools Albany Refuses to Help

In answer to an unprecedented advocacy effort that included thousands of schoolchildren, hundreds of union members and groups that represented hundreds of non-public schools, state leaders gave assurances that...

Posted on March 19, 2014 in Op-eds
Op-Ed: For Jewish Education’s Future, Look to Albany

Washington has little trouble commanding the collective attention of the organized Jewish community. But for those who care about increasing funding for Jewish education, reining in out-of-control costs at...

Posted on March 18, 2014 in Op-eds
The Time Is Now to Send A Message to Albany

Many of those wielding the levers of power in Albany are saying the right things on behalf of greater funding for Jewish education. But to truly support education...

Posted on February 2, 2014 in Op-eds
The Year Jewish Education Makes The Grade In Albany

By Jeff Leb Governor Cuomo’s most recent budget held good news for Jewish day schools. The Comprehensive Attendance Policy (CAP) and Mandated Services Reimbursement (MSR) payments, long underfunded, are...

Posted on January 30, 2014 in Op-eds
Expanded pre-K is a Jewish value

As Gov. Martin O’Malley has reminded us, “Progress is a choice, and we have important work to accomplish this year.” From a communal perspective, O’Malley’s proposal to expand pre-K...