I was just reading on the Emes V'Emunah blog about supporting the Yeshivah system and such and I weighed in the following:
Well, part of the problem is that we are putting the education of adult male Torah BUMS before that of the children. First and foremost, if families aren't able to put their children in Jewish schools then THIS should be a priority. It says in the Torah, "teach them to your children." It doesn't say to teach the adult males. When a man is learning and asks for grants for his kids for schools, the schools should be telling him to get off his BUTTTTTTON and GET TO WORK. Also, we should be raising money for schools to have money for large families to send multiple kids. Yet, I have yet to see a pushke for Yeshiva Central Queens, Bais Yaakov, Yeshiva Ketana.... etc. I would prefer to put money in there. Often all I see are pushkes for Israel and I know what that means.
Finally, these men don't learn Torah because the Torah says over and over, go to work. I asked a kollel guy what they do all day. He told me what I believe is the truth, "Daven, Torah, lunch, Daven and basketball for the rest of the day."