Lapid plans to slash education budget as Israel's deficit looms large
Finance Ministry to cut NIS 1.5 billion from education budget; treasury officials sought to avert move, but now say it's unavoidable.
The Finance Ministry intends to slash NIS 1.5 billion off the education budget in 2013-2014. The dramatic cut will reduce hours in state secular and state religious schools and possibly lead to teachers being fired. The decision, made in the last few days by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and senior treasury officials, will likely...
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