Colleges to strike to protest educational reforms

January 2, 2007 23:35


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Institutions of higher learning throughout Israel will go on strike on Wednesday in protest of the establishment of the Shohat committee for educational reforms. Students have claimed that the committee will raise tuition and privatize the higher learning educational system. The schools that plan to strike include: Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Haifa University, Tel Aviv University, Jerusalem's Hebrew University, Western Galilee College, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, the academic track of the College of Management, the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport, and Judea and Samaria College in Ariel.

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