On Thursday, Rabbi Ariel Sadwin delivered testimony at the education subcommittee of House Appropriations in support of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed increase for the BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students Today) scholarship program. The governor has proposed increasing the funding from its current $5 million to $7 million as part of his larger plan to double the size of the program.
Today, the Pennsylvania chapter of CAPE (Council for American Private Education) gathered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to present its 2017 school choice champion award to Senator Mike Folmer. A dedicated supporter of nonpublic schools and a leader on school choice legislation, Senator Folmer was recognized for his contributions to the children of the Commonwealth throughout his career in public service. Agudath Israel is a member of PA CAPE and was represented at the event by Rabbi Ariel Sadwin, Agudath Israel’s mid-Atlantic regional director.