Thursday, March 9, 2017

DeVos praises Orthodox Jewish group that strongly backs public funding for religious schools - The Washington Post

DeVos praises Orthodox Jewish group that strongly backs public funding for religious schools - The Washington Post:

DeVos praises Orthodox Jewish group that strongly backs public funding for religious schools


U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has made school “choice” a policy priority, met on Wednesday with leaders of an Orthodox Jewish group that has been instrumental in pushing voucher programs across the country. She praised their “leadership and commitment” in helping communities secure schools that “meet the academic and religious needs of their families” and said she looks forward to working with them.



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A truly historic meeting today at U.S. Dept of Education with the Secretary and Agudath Israel representatives. @BetsyDeVosED

DeVos met with leaders of Agudath Israel of America, which is based in New York and has active branches in more than 25 states, including Texas, Florida, California, Maryland and New Jersey. Its leaders have successfully lobbied for using public taxpayer dollars to subsidize religious schools in several states.
In a statement released Wednesday, March 8, 2017, about the meeting at the Education Department with Agudath Israel leaders, DeVos said:
I applaud Agudath Israel for their leadership and commitment to providing their community with access to educational options that meet the academic and religious needs of their families. Agudath is a terrific partner and advocate for their families, and I welcomed today’s discussion.
I look forward to continuing to work with Agudath Israel of America, the Orthodox Jewish community and all who believe that every child, regardless of where they live or their family’s income, should have an equal opportunity to a quality education.
DeVos and President Trump have made clear that expanding school choice is an education DeVos praises Orthodox Jewish group that strongly backs public funding for religious schools - The Washington Post:


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