Organization's report claims that investing in higher education in the Arab community would carry mid-term and long-term benefits for the economy.
Or Kashti is the education analyst for Haaretz Newspaper.
'Freedom of opinion and speech are an essential condition for vibrant and meaningful academic life,' students write in their appeal.
Finding puts Israeli schools on par with Trinidad, Tobago, Uruguay and Albania.
The modest budget allocated to the program - NIS 420 million for the next two years with the promise of more to follow in the years to come - was only enough for a modest beginning.
That educational initiative is the foundation for the reform now being worked out between the Secondary School Teachers Union and the finance and education ministries.
Report shows Israel does not meet computerization goals set by Education Ministry in 1993.
The Secondary School Teachers Union is expected to sign an agreement that would provide its members with a 42 percent pay raise in exchange for an additional 16 hours of work a week.
Critics say the Education Ministry has no strategic plan for narrowing the gaps among students in Israel.
Advocates worry about 150 asylum seekers sent back; children's school principal fails to understand why secrecy was necessary.