Making the grade || Israel’s worst elementary schools found mostly in south, many in Bedouin communities
Israel's public education system is considered one of the most unequal in the West.
More than 16,000 Israeli elementary and junior-high students go to schools with the lowest scores on the nationwide achievement tests in 2011 and 2012, according to research carried out by TheMarker. Most of these low-performing institutions are in the Arab and national-religious school networks in the north and south of the country, in Israel's poorest communities.
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