If they don't get the proper budgetary support, recent efforts by Israeli universities to open their doors to students from the periphery will be for naught.
The question is whether Israelis seek to confront their complicated past or wrap themselves forever in a yellow Star of David, as if this had the power to protect them from a debate.
Shakshuka with green tomatoes, sabich sandwiches and hamusta soup are just some of the specialties delighting diners in America’s most discerning city.
It would be appropriate for the leadership to ensure that the present system of shutting its eyes to what is happening does not bring us to a track characteristic of the rise to power of authoritarian regimes.
Expertise needed for success in the 21st century workplace must be cultivated along with exposure to general knowledge; narrowly focused, technocratic training is counterproductive.
The university deans accuse the colleges of lowering the admission standards, awarding inflated grades, permitting copying and, in general, tolerating a very low linguistic level.
Employment terms require junior academic faculty members to seek livelihood at two or three academic institutions or to combine academic instruction and other employment.
Years of patience and deposits of faith are necessary in order to benefit from the fruits of the change, not the crumbs that will be tossed to the hungry masses by politicians or committees.
Little by little, reports concerning the state of Israel's education system are coming in, evincing pathetic results on international examinations.
A pungent stench of mediocrity accompanies the worldview of Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar.