Co-existence or a crime? Jewish-Arab education earns parents a court date
Parents at Ein Bustan, a Waldorf school in the lower Galilee where first and second grade classes don't yet have Education Ministry approval, are summoned to court for breaking the Compulsory Education Law, which requires students to be enrolled in an accredited school.
Five couples whose children attend Ein Bustan, a Jewish-Arab school that follows the Waldorf method of teaching, have been summoned to the Court of Local Affairs in Kiryat Bialik and accused of breaking the Compulsory Education Law. The law requires parents to send their children to accredited educational institutions from the age of 5 up through 12th grade, and Ein Bustan, the Ministry says, does not qualify.