The Routine Shock Over Israel's Poor Education System

Excuses remain the same year after year when the OECD report on education in developed world comes out - Arabs and ultra-Orthodox bring down the average, for example - but they barely mask Israel's deteriorating condition.

Every summer, upon the release of the OECD’s comprehensive report on education in member countries, we hear the same tune, brimming with ostensible surprise. Can these really be the numbers and the facts? Is Israel’s investment in every student, from kindergarten to university, really among the lowest in the world?