Hitting the books

As the school year starts, we take a look at the shortcomings and successes of the capital’s education system.

August 28, 2014 12:05
Shortage of classrooms in the Arab and haredi sectors

There is still a shortage of classrooms and facilities for children in the Arab and haredi sectors.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

On Monday, a new school year will kick off for the 266,000 children and teens of the city. At the end of a chaotic summer, punctuated by missile attacks and sirens and less access to the seashore, a certain sense of normality has come with the return to the classroom.

What awaits Jerusalem pupils in all grades and in all neighborhoods? What financial burden will parents have to bear, and will there be the same problems as last year – or perhaps some new ones? And how do things look in the Arab and the haredi sectors? This article will try to give the widest picture of the situation in terms of both successes and failures.


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