The government and Nefesh B'Nefesh shouldn't be pushing a "Go North" program without first creating the infrastructure for the olim coming here, such as ulpan of all levels for olim families (currently, there is only beginning ulpan in all the north, meaning I had to travel to Haifa for advanced ulpan). My 5th grade daughter is supposed to be getting ulpan in her school, but she and other olim kids do not. She actually has to sit through beginning English classes ("See Spot. See Spot run" level) despite her having an 8th grade English reading level. She could teach the Israeli English teachers! What gives?
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