Agudath Israel Hails President-elect Trump’s Nomination for US Education Secretary


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AgudahAgudath Israel of America warmly welcomes today’s announcement that President-elect Trump has nominated Betsy DeVos for the position of US Secretary of Education.

Agudath Israel has worked closely with Mrs. DeVos for many years, together with other organizations and legislators from both sides of the aisle, to give parents educational options for their children. Thanks to that effort, hundreds of thousands of children across the United States are receiving a quality education they couldn’t otherwise afford, including many students who choose to attend Jewish day schools.

Shlomo Werdiger, chairman of Agudath Israel’s board of trustees, expressed his enthusiastic support for Mrs. DeVos’s nomination. “I have had some excellent discussions with Betsy DeVos,” Mr. Werdiger said. “She is intelligent, compassionate and effective. President-elect Trump has chosen wisely.”

“I have witnessed, firsthand, Betsy DeVos’s passionate support for school choice,” said Agudath Israel of America’s national director of state relations, Rabbi A. D. Motzen, “and I am confident that a Department of Education under her leadership will correctly focus on students.”

Agudath Israel of America advocates on behalf of more than 250,000 students in Jewish day schools and post-secondary institutions, and looks forward to continue working with Mrs. DeVos as she leads the effort to implement President-elect Trump’s education platform.

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  1. she must be a supporter of handing out bennies to her friends and supporters, and thus the Agudath love.

    if people cared about education, they’d simply want the federal government as far away from education as possible. leave it to the States and local.

    don’t tax me and redistribute.

    last time I checked, the word Education is mentioned zero times in the federal constitution.

    back in the good ol days, the Jews would have simply preferred to be left alone. now, we have our hands out like everyone else.


  2. Bh for Aguda and their tireless advocacy. Getting stuff like some relief from tuition takes years of hard work and careful connection-building with incredible siyate dismaya.

    About time some of our high taxes came back to our kehillos and not to just about everyone else.