Tamir overturns education budget cut

By TALYA HALKIN
May 17, 2006 16:23

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Education Minister Yuli Tamir announced Wednesday that the Education Ministry would provide the NIS 30 million necessary to overturn the budget cut which would have led to a cut of 12,000 class hours in high schools and the firing of 600 teachers. Ran Erez, chair of the Secondary School Teachers' Association, commended Tamir for her decision. "This is the first time in recent years that a politician not only makes promises, but also fulfills them," he said. In a meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Olmert said that education was a top priority for the government, and asked Tamir to prepare a work plan listing education system priorities by the end of July.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN