In a meeting with parents who are active in the dati education system and Minister of Education Gideon Saar, both sides expressed their commitment to work together towards preventing the ‘radicalization’ of dati leumi schools, which basically means they are trying to prevent schools in the dati leumi network from becoming chareidi or chareidi-leaning in hashkofa.
The parents, who represent dati leumi schools around Israel presented the minister with their troubling statistics indicating the downward spiral of schools that were once thriving now becoming chareidi. The forum is headed by Dr. Avraham Lifshitz, who presented concrete examples in which schools changed. One such change would be the many schools that are more chareidi today, and as a result, no longer have special ceremonies on Memorial Day for fallen IDF soldiers.
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