MaryEllen Elia Resigning As Commissioner of NYS Education Commissioner


According to breaking reports on Twitter by Politico Reporter Anna Gronwold, the NYS Education Commissioner has abruptly submitted her resignation, effective at the end of August.

No reason for her resignation was given.

Her resignation has reportedly taken everyone by surprise.

Just last week, YWN reported that MaryEllen Elia released new rules to require all private schools (Yeshivas) to teach essentially the same classes as the public schools.

Those rules were opposed by the entire private school community, which took the Commissioner to court to block her rules. The court agreed with the private schools, and on April 18 the rules were declared illegal, and were deemed null and void.

Despite that, just as government offices were closing for the long July 4th weekend, Commissioner Elia released her latest effort to regulate private schools. This time, the Commissioner is trying to accomplish by regulation what she could not achieve by guidelines.


(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. Good riddance. We have to keep davening the next Commissioner should here our voices, opinions, and concerns. We will see how progressive Governor Cuomo has become by whom he appoints for this job.

  2. Good riddance! What a disgraceful individual – same for the imbecile who saw fit to install her in a job she so ridiculously executed. She is disgraceful!

  3. Your antagonists are many. There will be many others even worst than the present NYS commissioner. Whether the Almighty (HaShem) is testing you, I cannot say, but I will suggest to all Jews and a great Rabbi in Lakewood, N.J. has told me many times even as a low character goy that I am (my words) that I can and will will say:
    1. B’vahchah’shah, do More Talmud T_rah (MTT) !!
    2. B’vah’chah’shah, do More Davvening (MD) !!
    3. B’vah’chah’shah, do More Chessed (MC)) !!!

    A goy,
    Gerry Mullen

  4. No-one be fooled:- She didn’t resign. She was about to be fired, for having over-exceeded her authority, [as well as save NYS loosing a potential court battle big way], but to save grace, she was allowed to camouflage it as a resignation.

  5. Here is an interesting thought
    V’rachum al kol maasov (HaShem is kind to all his creatures)
    She may have saved herself from worse poronios (suffering) by resigning painlessly.
    We have to read between the headlines and see the Yad HaShem