OU Voices Support for “Student Success Act”; Will Improve Distribution of Equitable Services for All Students

25 Feb 2015

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, declared its support for the Student Success Act (H.R.5), sponsored by Representative John Kline (R-MN) — which is to be considered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives starting today.

The legislation will reauthorize and revise the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which funds local public school districts for specific purposes, such as remedial reading, teacher training, speech and occupational therapy.

“The Orthodox Union has worked with representatives and senators on both sides of the aisle for many years to improve ESEA for all American children — including those in non-public schools — and we are pleased to support the Student Success Act for the reauthorization of ESEA. We urge all the members of the House of Representatives to support H.R.5 and pass it today,” said Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy for the Orthodox Union.

Read more on the OU Advocacy website.