Wednesday, January 6, 2010

About the Blog

Recently, blogs such as Orthonomics and Honestly Frum have featured posts on the yeshiva tuition crisis which have garnered hundreds of comments.  This blog is not meant to take away from the excellent work that both of these blogs are doing.  Rather, this blog is meant to supplement those blogs (and any other blogs that decide to discuss the issue) by presenting what I hope will be a different approach to the yeshiva tuition problem.

For one thing, I would like this blog to be a completely open forum where people feel free to discuss anything and everything relating to yeshiva tuition.  Specifically, I hope to include discussions on the actual financial costs of yeshiva tuition, the emotional toll it takes on families, what it's like applying for a tuition scholarship, actual financial data from yeshivas, information from people on scholarship committees and other administrators, and alternatives to the current yeshiva model.  And, of course, I am completely open to guest posts and hope to feature anyone who would like to talk about yeshiva tuition, especially if they have a unique viewpoint or have inside knowledge they would like to share with the masses.

Additionally, this blog will feature posts about me and my wife as it relates to yeshiva tuition.  Subsequent posts will explain a bit more about us and our background, but, for now, we are trying to start a family and are starting to think long and hard about yeshiva tuition and what impact it will have on us.

I'd also like to point out what I hope this blog is not.  I hope that this blog doesn't does not become a forum for hatred and baseless anger.  Obviously this is an issue that many people are passionate about.  However, I ask people to take a deep breath and think hard before commenting.  I hope to not have to moderate or delete comments.


Orthonomics said...

Welcome to cyberspace. It is tough to provide a forum that doesn't become a bash fest. I wish you luck. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts.

Tuition Talk said...

Yeah, I think that will be the biggest challenge. I hope it doesn't come to that, but at the very least I hope the posts are intelligent and give people something to think about.

Honestly Frum said...

Best of luck, be prepared to be abused. Thank you for taking up this most important issue. I know you want to remain anonymous but would you mind telling me where you reside, without getting too specific.