I think after all the back & forth yesterday about public schools vs Yeshiva it's clear that there is no clear metric to determine whether yeshiva day schools or public schools give a "better" secular education, or which kids or parents have better manners. The two things that are clear are:
1. Public Schools are a lot less expensive, and
2. Public Schools will not provide your children with a Torah environment or a Torah education.
The following guest post discusses a potential solution to the latter point:
"Regarding the discussion about Jewish students attending Teaneck high school I'd like to let everyone know about a new program that I'm starting in September 2012 -- it addresses many if not all of the concerns raised on this blog regarding the challenges facing teens not attending Jewish day school. Community Talmud Torah is planned as a small alternative program, not to replace the yeshiva day school model, but to offer a viable alternative.
- Our innovative curriculum gives students the tools to engage primary texts and become lifelong learners of Torah.
- Our individual mentoring program addresses social concerns enabling students to become lifelong livers of Torah in any environment.
- Our spiritually mindful approach to Judaism enables students to become lifelong lovers of Torah, today.
- Our tuition for September 2012 is $5,500.
- We will meet Monday through Thursday from approximately 4:30-6:30 pm.
Please fell free to learn more about our program at:
or contact me directly at email@example.com
Founder & Director"