How subsidized Israeli day care allows ultra-Orthodox to avoid work
Mechanism intended to enlarge Israel’s workforce enables Haredi men to remain full-time students on the state’s dime.
Under pressure from the 2011 social protests and demands to reduce expenses for young families, the state last year expanded free, compulsory education to include 3- and 4-year-olds. But nobody stopped to ask what education the state is supposed to provide for these young children, or even whether preschool at these ages is actually just a daycare and not educational.
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