Less than 1% of Israeli schools have been closed as a result of infections. Most school closures are done because they are in red cities.
The administrators at his children’s schools have been flexible and sympathetic, he said, but the Education Ministry’s response is that remote learning presents a “privacy issue” and is forbidden.
Some 3,000 children from the unrecognized Bedouin village of Wadi al-Na'am were forced to stay home, as the rest of the country's youth made its way to schools earlier this week.
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.