This afternoon, the United States Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – issued the following statement:
“The Orthodox Union congratulates Betsy DeVos upon her confirmation as Secretary of Education. We have long supported education policies that empower parents with the resources and choices to ensure their children receive the best education they deem fit for their children. We believe Secretary DeVos will be a force for such empowerment and we look forward to working with her to ensure all American children have access to great schools and the opportunity to realize their God-given potential.”