City Hall gets ever more creative in ignoring E. Jerusalem school shortage

Aviv Tatarsky
Friday, September 2, 2016

Let’s start with the bottom line: there is a shortage of 2,000 classrooms in East Jerusalem schools. In effect, that means Israel prevents more than 60,000 schoolchildren from their right to free education. About two-thirds of them pay extortionate tuition to sub-standard institutions that are not properly supervised by the authorities. The remaining third have dropped out.
All this, sadly, is not new. Ir Amim publishes annual reports detailing the more