Teach NYS Congratulates Council Member Corey Johnson on becoming next speaker of New York City Council

This afternoon the leadership of Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union, issued the following statement regarding the New York City Council Speaker’s Race:

” We congratulate Council Member Corey Johnson on becoming the next speaker of the Council” said Allen Fagin, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, ” We have had the opportunity to work with Councilmember Johnson over the last few years and we are confident that he will be a strong advocate for all of New York City’s schoolchildren”

” Corey Johnson has demonstrated a unique ability to understand the needs and viewpoints of the many diverse communities in this city” said Jake Adler, Director of Government Affairs for Teach NYS, ” and we look forward to working with the Speaker-Elect and the new City Council in the coming years on an agenda that will benefit the children of New York City and the working families of faith who comprise the vast Teach NYS network.”