Biggest Educational Experiment in Israeli History is Taking Off

The New Horizon (Ofek Ha’dash) plan, which plans to reform bureaucratic methods of work in elementary and secondary schools across the country, has been finally signed today, set to be implemented by September in time for the next school year. Its estimated cost exceeds 5.5 billion shekels.

Minister of Education, Prof. Yuli Tamir is touring to the country to promote the new reform, while certain groups of teachers threaten to resign in protest over the less-publicized clauses in the reform which — they claim — will hurt their salary and their pension rights.

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