Media Statement: January 30, 2018
Annapolis, MD: Teach Maryland, part of Teach Advocacy Network, a nonpartisan organization advocating for government funding in nonpublic schools, responded to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s executive budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. Following a campaign last year, by Teach Maryland and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, to protect schools at risk for hate crimes, the budget proposal includes $2 million in grants for security funding.
Teach Advocacy Network Executive Director Maury Litwack said: “We applaud the governor’s commitment to the safety of all students. Following the spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes which left many schools vulnerable, this governor was responsive to the urgency. We are grateful to him as well as our coalition partners, including the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, who remain dedicated to the safety, accessibility, and quality of all Maryland schools.”
About Teach Maryland: Teach Maryland is part of Teach Advocacy Network, a nonpartisan organization advocating for equitable funding in nonpublic schools. Teach Advocacy Network operates in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland and California, covering 186,000 children. Teach Advocacy Network is a project of the Orthodox Union. For more information, visit: www.teachadvocacy.org.
Communications Director, Teach Advocacy Network