Israel's Plan to Embrace Democratic Schools Worries Some

Officials worry Education Minister Shay Piron's plan will give the schools an unfair advantage in the form of small classes and high parent payments.

A number of sources who were speaking on condition of anonymity, including some Education Ministry officials, said they feared the terms the ministry is proposing to so-called democratic schools in order to include them in the “regular” education system would give them advantages over ordinary public schools.