The Education System – 2007
Author: Yaakov Kop
April 15, 2008
This chapter deals with developments in the Israeli education system which serves more than two million students.
The chapter begins by presenting main developments and changes in the past decade in the student and teacher population. Part 2 discusses the financial resources that are available to education, as reflected in government expenditure, its share in overall national education expenditure, and the state budget. Part 3 discusses changes in the Ministry of Education policies that affect the narrowing of educational disparities and affirmative action for weak population groups.
This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 2007.