The education gap: not a mistake, but policy
Israel’s Education Minister Shay Piron has to make the issue of inequality his top priority.
Any discussion of the state of Israel’s education system should perhaps begin with a thought experiment. Imagine 100 of the 6-year-old children who are starting school Tuesday, each one of them a world in himself, just starting to develop. Statistics show that only 80 of them will reach 12th grade, only 70 will take the bagrut (matriculation) exams, only 50 will pass those exams, only 42...
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