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


Agudath Israel of America warmly welcomed 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.



  1. Wow, let’s daven shtark that we should get some help in the form of tuition help/vouchers from the incoming administration. Let’s also hope that if there really is tuiton help, it goes directly to the students /parents of the students and not get lost in the Mosdos chashbonos, and tuition stays the same high price. Then, what will be the point? We the tuition payers always seem to get the short end of the stick.

  2. this is one of many GOOD CHOICES that President Trump has made and will make.

    He’s definitely driving in the RIGHT direction to UNITE the once United States Of America.


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