Maury Litwack greets each day with urgency, as though he’s in the last 48 hours of a hard fought presidential campaign. It’s as if every phone call, every strategy meeting, every speech encouraging high-school seniors to register to vote, and every conversation with a legislator could be the deciding factor. And after close to eight years at the helm of the Orthodox Union’s Teach Coalition, Litwack has changed expectations about how government can and should support non-public schools. In that time, Litwack has built in the Teach Coalition an entirely new education-funding-advocacy network, one that has long-term ramifications for how Jewish and other non-public school communities can and should partner with state governments to support their children’s education. If successful—and much of it already is—his work will relieve the debt burden that American Jewish families who send their children to Jewish schools suffer under.
The State Capitol Plan
Maury Litwack’s campaign to rescue America’s non-public schools and solve the Jewish community’s tuition crisis.