The mother of all reforms
Before we imitate the education systems like those in Singapore and Finland, we must first adopt the essential behavior characteristic of those countries: integrity, industriousness, curiosity and strong discipline.
In recent decades the Education Ministry has delegated many of its powers to the schools. However, through standardized testing (Meitzav exams) in the elementary schools and matriculation exams in high schools, the ministry has maintained a major influence on the material that is taught. Now, after the flood of reforms Education Minister Shay Piron has repeatedly announced, he is eroding the content of his job...
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