Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Tuition Crisis

Thanks to wannabe and Jake for pointing this post - Financial Realities in the Frum World - in the Beyond BT blog.
The author, "Sam Smith", raises some valid points which I know are of interest and relevant to families in Melbourne and Sydney.

I found this paragraph particularly pertinent:

In general I became frum to enter a society that valued the spiritual over the material. Yet, the reality is that the demands of this society create an arguably greater need for high-level material accomplishment than the society whose values I left behind. They force a person (without inherited wealth) to stay late at the office, take that second job, send the wife out to work, etc. – not to become wealthy but to pay the bills.