Randi Weingarten’s clout goes way beyond the American Federation of Teachers and could complicate President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plans.
WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised Orthodox Jewish schools as a model for publicly funded education. “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,” she said Wednesday after meeting with leaders of the…
Why Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy should attract more Jewish home-schoolers.
With the appointment of Betsy DeVos, President Trump is chipping away at the separation of religion and state — and driving a wedge between Jews. Here’s why we can’t let him do that.
(JTA) — Betsy DeVos was confirmed as secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaker in a historic 51-50 vote. DeVos, a Michigan billionaire whose advocacy for school choice has led to sweeping changes in the educational landscape in her home state, provoked divergent opinions in the Jewish community. Both the haredi…
“I voted against the nomination of Betsy DeVos… because she is the most incompetent cabinet-level nominee I have ever seen,” Al Franken wrote.
‘A sentence in the article, “The Schools Transgender Students Need,” was identical to a sentence found in DeVos’s written response to Congress.’
Billionaire and philanthropist Eli Broad is an advocate of charter schools, and even he doesn’t think Betsy DeVos should be confirmed as Education Secretary..
In the midst of a stormy confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, Minnesota Senator Al Franken left the nominee speechless with attacks on her suitability for the position.
Leaders of Jewish advocacy groups often say their tax status bars them from opining on political candidates, including appointees. When the issue is Israel’s views, as when President Obama nominated the supposedly hostile Chuck Hagel for defense secretary in 2011, those rules are out the window. The rule apparently holds, though, when the needs of American Jews are at stake.