Wednesday, June 24, 2009


That's my kids' tuition bill for day school this year. After "financial aid". In Chicago! Jewish high school tuition is double that... Thank God I haven't reached that...

Is everyone paying this kind of money? How the heck do we all afford it? Is there some secret? We aren't all attorneys, doctors or nursing home owners. This is more than I pay for my house a year and I live in a nice house in a nice neighborhood.

Seriously, are all of us working guys paying this amount of money for day school??


Blogger B. Spinoza said...

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June 25, 2009 7:15 AM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

How many kids?

June 25, 2009 8:03 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

>How many kids?


June 25, 2009 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know either.

June 25, 2009 9:57 AM  
Blogger Staying Afloat said...

That's under the tuition for one child in a Jewish elementary school for special needs.

And that would be about right in my area, depending on the ages.

June 25, 2009 11:19 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Staying Afloat,

You are in NJ, so I would think the tuition would be a bit higher to adjust for higher cost of living?

Good point about the special needs tuition... Which I guess underscores my question - is this really what people are paying or are they finding some kind of loopholes that I am not aware of?

June 25, 2009 12:04 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

In the results so far of the survey I'm conducting, that's about normal. (Low average.)

June 25, 2009 2:31 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...


Thanks for alerting me to your survey. I will contribute and alert my friends.

I think this is an extremely valuable first step. You can't improve what you cannot measure.

When will the results be made public?

June 25, 2009 2:45 PM  
Blogger Staying Afloat said...

That's a combo of preschool, elementary and middle, heavy on the younger ones. Thankfully. there's a wonderful cooperative effort being made here to get the larger communities (including those not sending kids to the schools) involved in supporting the schools as community institutions.

Re. the special needs, people are borrowing and sending out letters.

June 25, 2009 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My two cents: that is less than I make in a year. And I have a BA from a well known school. Wow.

June 29, 2009 4:06 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Hopefully at the end of this year. Please, take it and pass it along to as many people as possible. We're about to start working with a number of communities (with the help of some larger organizations) to get hopefully hundreds if not a few thousand more responses.

July 02, 2009 5:07 PM  

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