Tamir to abolish selection exams for high schools

Education Minister Yuli Tamir plans to do away with entry exams for high schools, on the basis that they're discriminatory, Israel Radio reported on Wednesday morning. In an internal ministry letter, a clause appeared that ordered all schools to avoid basing their acceptance of students on the selection exams. Tamir said the decision was made because the tests widened social gaps among students, and because they were fostering a growing industry of expensive courses to prepare for the exams.