from The Forward:
With operation costs climbing for schools, and tuition increases bearing down on parents amid the current crushing economic downturn, the O.U.’s Rabbi Saul Zucker recently laid out a revolutionary package of school cost-saving measures to a worried gathering of Jewish education officials in Los Angeles.
More radically, Zucker proposed a model for a new kind of yeshiva to stem parent flight in the face of rising tuitions. By taking a stripped down, no-frills approach, he said, yeshivas can be established that will offer parents a strong Jewish and secular education for only $6,500 to $7,000 per year.
Zucker proposed a six-point program, including a number of changes that would, on their own merits, modernize school operations. Zucker proposed:
• Holding bingo fundraising events to generate income.