Dear Morah, Contrary to what people say or think, being a playgroup morah is just as much of a business as any other. You offer a valuable service, which we as consumers are willing to pay for. Therefore if you decide to raise the price of your service every year by $5 that is your prerogative as a business owner, just as much as we consumers have a choice to either pay go elsewhere.
With that being said, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the morahs in our community who have withstood the pressure/nisayon of raising their prices year after year, and have kept them in line with our kollel/paychecks that have ALSO not seen a raise year after year. You clearly do not view your business as just a means to make money but rather a venue to give over and instill in our children the foundation they will need to be successful in the years to come. Maintaining your price puts you in line with all the vendors in Lakewood that promote the Kollel lifestyle by keeping the cost of living low enough for the Kollel salary.
A grateful parent.