Some 46 high schools in Israel achieved 100% matriculation eligibility. Most of these schools were state Jewish-religious schools. Five were religious-ecclesiastical schools in the Arab sector.
As classrooms set to open next week, many will fail to achieve COVID-19 distance learning outline.
"This is nothing short of a disaster for a large group of children and at-risk youth, and of danger and damage that cannot be fixed."
"As I found a door to a place of learning that understands me, to a home, the government wants to slam the door of that home closed to me and 8,000 of my friends and to throw us on the streets."
The Education Ministry announced in July that the youth programs would be frozen due to the budget crisis and a lack of about NIS 4 billion needed for the programs.
The move comes as a blessing as many schools are struggling to make the necessary accommodations to enable students to learn in accordance with the new coroanvirus restrictions.
Education Minister Yoav Gallant said that the plan will focus on creating smaller classrooms and learning from home when possible.
Ministry officals confirmed this number, but added that they are working on mapping out all the students who are in need of computers, so they can pass the information on to the Education Minister.
"The Education Ministry ordered everyone to boycott this discussion," said Blue and White MK Ram Shea.
Education at lowest point in history because of ‘political feuds.’