Six of the journalists are being held in administrative detention; Shin Bet says all are suspected of involvement in terrorist activity or organizations.12:06 03.05.16 | 3 comments
As an outside observer with interest in both Israel's future and education, i am appalled by the comments of the ministers (both). It is indeed a disgrace the arrogant display of mediocrity of those who are in positions of leadership, ministers and union leaders. From a "professional" visit to Israel last year I concluded that the public education system is falling apart with overcrowded schools, poor and unsafe facilities, outdated materials and curricula, savage differences between schools by geographical location and community, thus exacerbating social class differences and access to a quality education. I was impressed with how much teachers and administrators accomplish in spite of the system, in spite of lack of resources, and in spite of lack of vision, leadership, and understanding in the offices of the ministry. I've also observed terrible pedagogy and poor knowledge of subject matter by too many teachers. However, nothing matched the mediocrity of minister Tamir herself.