Akunis: Free early education proposal will be passed

January 8, 2012 07:51


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If the proposal for free early childhood education isn't passed today, it will be passed in a week or so, said MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) Sunday morning in an interview with Israel Radio.

Akunis was responding to speculation that the proposal would not be brought to a cabinet vote Sunday, due to opposition from coalition partners Shas and Israel Beiteinu.

He added that this initiative may be one of the greatest social achievements. "what is more social than free education?" he asked rhetorically. 

Akunis told Israel Radio that free education for children from age three would certainly begin to be implemented in September.

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