In addition, Moriah officials did not respond to all my questions or provide all the information I requested. When they did, I printed it, and when it conflicted with information provided by other sources, I printed and cited both. For example, I printed their enrollment numbers and their claim that the early childhood program is growing by 15 percent.]
Moriah sent out the letter below responding this Jewish Week article. Personally I didn't think the article was so negative. I think it framed the layoffs as an unfortunate necessity.
I'm also bothered a bit by the "quotes" of the article in the letter below. Some of them do not appear in the article as written. I checked in the print edition as well to make sure the web article wasn't changed in response to this letter. If you want to summarize what was written and respond to it, fine, but don't put words in quotes when you are not accurately quoting. For example the article didn't say "22 faculty and staff were laid off representing 20% of the total staff of 115". It said "nearly 20 percent of the school’s roughly 115 teachers". It also didn't say ""No severance for its staff", it said "It is not clear if all Moriah’s laid-off teachers will receive severance packages and if the packages are being determined according to a uniform system."