Parents and students send 59,000 complaints to Education Ministry

In the past five years there has been a 22% increase of calls to the ministry as well.

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February 25, 2019 12:49
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Group of students raising hands during a lesson in the classroom. [Illustrative]. (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

 
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Some 59,000 inquiries and complaints were received by the Department of Public Inquiries and Complaints of the Education Ministry in 2018, according to Maariv, The Jerusalem Post's sister newspaper on Monday. 

In the past five years, there has been a 22% increase of calls to the ministry as well. The majority of the calls are by parents and students concerning discipline, grades and punishments at school, according to the report. 
The complaints are also about the functioning of the educational institutions, teachers, exams, violence at school, transportation and student registration. 


It is not clear from the data whether there is a change in the schools themselves, or that parents and students expect more from their education. 


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