I have just met a parent from a two-professional couple. They are Modern Orthodox with 3 kids. As our discussion progressed, I learned that 2 of the three kids are now in public school and they’re not thrilled with the 3rd child remaining in their (Orthodox) Jewish day school.

Key reasons?

1. Quality of general education, especially secular education.
2. Mediocrity of Judaic instruction.
3. Cost, cost and cost.

These are highly educated people who make a decent amount of money but live in a large urban market (yes, the two often go hand in hand), and they are simply pushed to their financial limits. Right now they’re extremely worried about being able to afford college for their kids.

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