Bar-On takes on academics' spending

Bar-On demanded that the Finance Ministry be allowed to supervise university's budgets rather than allocating a lump sum.

Ronnie Bar On 88 224 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Ronnie Bar On 88 224
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On said in the Knesset Wednesday that lecturers were flying abroad "in the name of academic freedom." The comments took place during a Knesset discussion on the future of higher education, during which Bar-On demanded that the Finance Ministry be allowed to supervise university's budgets rather than allocating a lump sum.