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  8/4/2011, Av 4, 5771

1,000 in Demonstration at Education Minister's House


More than a thousand youth-group members, students, teachers and tent dwellers demonstrated, Thursday evening, outside the Tel Aviv home of Education Minister Gid'on Sa'ar. A parallel demonstration was held outside the Education Ministry in Jerusalem.

The demonstrators demanded a stop to what they called the privatization of education in general and the hiring of teachers through contractors. They also called for implementation of equality and values in education for the children of the central part of the country and peripheral areas, adding a demand that the law for compulsory education be applied as soon as a parent returned from maternity or adoption leave.