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        8/27/2007, Elul 13, 5767

      Secular Israelis Abandoning Teaching Profession

      What was once considered to be a noble profession is now looked upon by many secular Israelis as a low paying job that gets no respect. New figures show that secular Israelis are  largely abandoning the teaching profession, especially the humanities. According to the figures, 45% of students learning education today are studying in Haredi-religious schools and only 19% of education students are learning in secular schools.


      Throughout the country only 44 secular Israelis are learning history instruction, 35 bible studies,19 Hebrew language and but 6 are learning geography.