Lapid attacks haredim over inadequate school system

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
August 26, 2012 19:56

 
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Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid would cut all funding for haredi (ultra-Orthodox) schools if they do not start meeting minimum requirements in teaching math, English, and reading comprehension, Lapid announced at a Tel Aviv press conference Sunday.

Haredi schools have rejected demands to teach the government's mandated core curriculum for decades. Lapid, who has said he wants to be education minister in the next government, vowed to enforce the core curriculum when he outlined his party's platform on the eve of the first day of school.

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