Developments in the Education System in the Last Decade
Author: Nachum Blass and Yossi Shavit Policy Research

There have been many positive trends in Israel’s education system in the last decade, yet there are still a number of areas – particularly educational and social gaps that have not closed – that the education system needs to address.

Developments in the education system need to be examined from a longterm perspective (of at least a decade), because the fruits of the efforts and resources that are invested in the system are often visible only after a period of many years. The last decade as a whole is replete with positive trends, but there remain many areas, primarily in terms of educational and social gaps that have not narrowed, which the education system must work hard to improve.

This introduction appears in the Center’s annual publication, State of the Nation Report 2016edited by Prof. Avi Weiss.