New York – Our friends at TEACH NYS, the only organization exclusively dedicated to solving the tuition crisis, are urging everyone to call the Albany office of their state legislator TODAY to demand that the proposed funding cuts to yeshiva education be proportional.
“Everybody knows that New York State is in dire fiscal straits. Consequently, there’s no question that billions have to be cut from the budget,” explained David G. Greenfield, Esq. Director & Counsel of TEACH NYS. “However, these cuts should be proportional. I attended last week’s emergency address by the Governor to the joint session of the legislature where he announced a 3% proposed cut for education. So why would he then propose a 10% cut for yeshivas? It’s simply not fair.” Greenfield stressed that the legislature is in session in Albany today and tomorrow and that these cuts could happen at any time, thus he urged everyone to call today.
The proposed cuts would cut millions of dollars from New York yeshivas in the middle of this fiscal year and would invariably lead to a tuition hike next year. Mr. Greenfield and his TEACH NYS team are in Albany today and will be there every day that the legislature is in emergency session. TEACH NYS is leading the fight to oppose these disproportionate cuts. To help them, please click below and type in your address to find your legislator. After your search, you’ll get a listing of your elected officials. Simply click on the name of each state official to get their number in Albany. That number will always start with a (518) area code.
Here’s what you should tell your Assemblymember AND Senator: “I live in your district. I’m calling to ask the legislator to please stop the disproportionate cuts to private schools. The Governor’s proposal would cut funding to private schools by 10% and cut public schools by only 3%. It’s simply not fair.” That fifteen second message from you to your elected representative in Albany could save you hundreds of dollars on next year’s yeshiva tuition.
Click here to find your elected officials: http://nymap.elections.state.ny.us/nysboe/
(Dov Gordon – YWN)