Haredi Schools Need to Meet Minimum Standards

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Chairwoman of the Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee MK Einat Wilf (Independence) said on Tuesday that minimal educational standards across all sectors of society should not be subject to discussion, and that all students should study core curriculum topics so they can join the work force and become full members and citizens of the State of Israel.

Wilf made her comments following a debate held in an Education Committee hearing among politicians, rabbis, teachers and education officials over the future of education in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) sector.

The special session was held to mark the 65th anniversary of the “Status Quo” agreement on religious affairs in Israel, brought about by a letter sent by prime minister David Ben-Gurion on June 19, 1947 as head of the Jewish Agency to the Agudat Yisrael organization which represented the haredi community of pre-state Israel.

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