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Education: November 28, 2012

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Many science teachers claim that in supplementary training sessions they are instructed not to teach evolution in their classes out of consideration for the religious sector.

(Hebrew – nrg)

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November 28th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Political: February 6, 2012

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Responding to the refusal of 260 teachers to participate in tours of Hebron organized by the Ministry of Education, Education Minister Gideon Saar (Likud) stated that the tours are not political in nature.

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February 6th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Closed Society: February 6, 2012

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The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel has sent a letter to the Minister of Education and the director of the ministry requesting that disciplinary proceedings be opened against a group of teachers who announced that they will refuse to tour Hebron with their students.

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February 6th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Closed Society: August 30, 2011

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The “Legal Forum for the Land of Israel” calls for students to report teachers who teach “anti - Zionist” content in their classes.

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August 30th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Education: 31 December, 2010

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A hundred or so high school level civics teachers, both Jewish and Arab, have signed a petition demanding that racism be driven out of schools, and called on Minister of Education Gideon Sa’ar “to speak out, loud and clear, against any type of racist expression.” “We can no longer be silent in light of the increasing incidence of expressions of racism and the denial of the rights of the Other – whoever that Other may be: Arabs, immigrants from Ethiopia or Russia, homosexuals and labor migrants,” states the petition. (Hebrew)

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December 31st, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Education: 8 November, 2010

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Despite proudly announcing a slight improvement in achievements measured by the MEIZAV battery of tests, it refrained from publishing additional data which transpired from those tests: 7% of students reported that one of the teachers had hit or pushed them, and nearly one out of five students in grades 5 through 9 reported that a teacher had mocked or humiliated them. Approximately 35% of the students reported “groups of violent students who harass and hurt other students.” (Hebrew)

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November 8th, 2010 at 7:03 pm