Sunday, January 29, 2012

Beautiful Building But...

In these times of financial strain should we really be investing so much in high-end buildings?  Donors usually contribute the bulk of the costs for these capital improvements but significant portions of it come from the Building Fund that all parents have to pay in to.

I'm not saying Noam didn't need a new building.  They certainly needed more classrooms and a "unified campus," but did everything need to be so high end and "state of the art?"  Of course donors want their names on sexy projects that make everyone ooh and aah but they really need to be told politely that money they would be helping the cause of Torah education much more if they donated more towards everyday things like paying for teachers and staff, so all of those costs wouldn't have to come from tuition.

Don't even get me started on the Frisch building!