Jewish Groups Unite on NY Education Issues, Warn of Cuts to Busing and Special Education

Published: 
June 5th, 2012

Source: Institute of Public Affairs

 

Three Jewish organizations sponsored a joint leadership mission to Albany this week, in support of the 130,000 students in Jewish day schools, among over 400,000 in all of New York State’s non-public schools. They thanked legislators and Governor Cuomo for restoring reimbursement funds and for exempting all schools from the two-year-old MTA Payroll Tax. The Jewish groups also expressed concern about new legislation that would allow school districts to cut busing for non-public school children, and to further restrict the ability for parents to be reimbursed for special education services when the public programs are unsuitable.

Leaders participated from UJA-Federation of New York; TEACH-NYS, the Educational Alliance for Children in New York State; and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.

Read the entire story at the IPA website.

Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
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