In Jerusalem

Studying the figures

At the end of the school year, a look at how Jerusalem’s education system is faring.

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Photo by: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST
Two years ago, one sunny morning in the week after the school year ended, I found out that the Cohens, an American immigrant family who lived on the first floor of my building, were packing up to leave the country. A quick inquiry revealed that it was not the lack of security that was sending them back to their native Connecticut, but a deep conviction that this country – and more specifically, this city – could not provide the kind of education they sought for their teenage daughters.

The Cohens explained that they loved the country and loved Jerusalem, but could not accept what they considered a “not Jewish enough nor modern enough education,” and were therefore returning to the US.



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