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OU Advocacy advocates an array of initiatives at the Federal level to obtain and empower parents in their educational choices for their children, expand education reform and secure greater resources for Jewish day schools and the families who use them.

Orthodox Union: Education Tax Credit Holdup is Dire for Schools and Families

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, today reiterated its call for Governor Wolf to authorize the release of the approval letters relating to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program, which provides millions of dollars annually in scholarships for low- and middle-income families across Pennsylvania.
Read More Posted at December 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

A Victory for Jewish Education

December 11, 2015 Dear Friends and Partners of OU Advocacy, I was honored to represent the Orthodox Union and the Jewish community at the White House yesterday as President Obama signed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” into law. Yesterday’s signing … Continued
Read More Posted at December 11, 2015 at 11:35 am

Orthodox Union Present as President Obama Signs “Every Student Succeeds Act” into Law, First Reform to ESEA since “No Child Left Behind”

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded President Obama for signing the “Every Student Succeeds Act.” The bill includes provisions from the Orthodox Union that a delegation of Orthodox Jewish leaders recommended to President Obama during a private meeting in 2012. Those provisions will greatly improve ESEA’s distribution of equitable services for all students.
Read More Posted at December 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Orthodox Union Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case that Seeks End of Discrimination Against Religious Minorities through State Blaine Amendments

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Florence Doyle v. Taxpayers for Public Education case and strike down “Blaine Amendments” contained in many state constitutions that bar state aid to parochial schools. The Colorado Supreme Court relied on that state’s Blaine Amendment to invalidate a school voucher program in Douglas County, Colorado.
Read More Posted at December 2, 2015 at 10:26 am
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