Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tuition in Israel
This Arutz Sheva article showed up in my Google Alerts for Yeshiva Tuition today. MK Orlev is setting up a panel to examine why tuition is so high in Israeli Yeshiva high schools. While many here in the US of A speak about how inexpensive tuition is in the state of Israel, tuition in Israel is much lower ($1400 per year per student for commuters and $3200 for schools with dormitories).
Yet, for many Israelis, the tuition is excessive, especially with multiple children. Parents want transparency and cost cutting measures. The committee would investigate budgets and see if they are getting all of their government funds.
I'd like to hear from my Israeli readers regarding this article and whether the calls to do something regarding tuition are widespread and what those who can't meet the costs do in the present.