Education in Israel

-Former Harvard University president Neil Rudenstine argues that the only real solution for Israel’s universities is private philanthropy. (The Jerusalem Post)

-Children who immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union outperformed their Israeli-born counterparts in high-school matriculation and college admission requirements. (Haaretz)

-A look at the first woman to be a principal of an Arab High School in Israel, and her struggle to find acceptance. (The Jerusalem Post)

-A new Israeli government report “reveals the decrepit condition of schools in two sectors: ultra-Orthodox and non-Jews.” (Haaretz)

-In the Sephardi religious world, the complaints continue about the discrimination at the Ashkenazi schools. Yet, that is where the elite want to send their children. But now, there are stirrings of revolt against this. (Haaretz)

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