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    • Susann Codish
    • 08.10.13 | 07:23 (IDT)

    A country that treats its best and brightest like disposables shouldn't be surprised when its best and brightest figure out they are being exploited and choose to live elsewhere. Why *would* highly educated parents raise their children in a country where 40+ kids are crowded into classrooms staffed by increasingly frustrated, under-remunerated teachers, so that the chances of those kids earning advanced degrees at Wharton are increasingly unlikely? Why *should* they live someplace where ideology must often take a backseat to economic reality, i.e., the best career choice is to stay in the military for life and the best teacher-to-pupil ratio is in West Bank settlements? The vast majority of Israelis, unless they or their parents inherited agricultural land currently being rezoned for residential construction and are thereby coming into money that allows them to buy a home, must worry about wandering from rental to rental all their adults lives because, given the current state of affairs, they will never attain the stability that those of us in our 50's and 60's took for granted. And before I'm accused of being a self-hating, money-obsessed Jew, I'm a religious not-so-new immigrant living on a moshav in the Sharon region who thanks God every day that I got to raise my children in the USA.

    from the article: Israel has worst rate of brain drain in West, study shows
    First published 12:33 08.10.13 | Last updated 21:50 07.10.13
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