Unwise and Unnecessary 18.07.2016

I believe wholeheartedly in the good and professional intentions of those at the Ministry of Education and so understand, and even sympathize with, their sense of indignation and offense at the latest public response to their proposal to reduce the budget allocation per Arab Israeli teacher-in-training. This move is intended…

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Who Is Responsible for the Inequality in the Education System? 07.03.2016

Anyone who knows even a little bit about the issues in the education system’s budgeting allocation is aware of the fact that it suffers from substantial inequalities (although some may not consider it "suffering"). Who is responsible for the inequality? The debate regarding inequality in resource allocation is important, because…

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The Education Ministry Tango: Reducing Learning and Social Gaps through Affirmative Action 06.03.2016

Lecture delivered in Vancouver, Canada – March 3, 2016 My lecture's odd name derives from the great similarity between Israeli government policy on learning and social gaps – "two steps forward, one to the side, one step back" (or something along those lines) and the tango, in which dancers sway…

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On Forecasts and Reality in the Education System – and the Danger of a Take-Over by Haredi Education 23.11.2015

From time to time we hear rumblings about the increasing share of the Haredi sector in the education system. There are those who are already claiming that by the year 2049 they will be 50% of the Jewish education system. I suggest to all of those who write such forecasts…

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