News Brief 8/19/2013, Elul 13, 5773
Group Demands End to Separate Classes for Boys and Girls
A secularist group on Monday filed a petition with the High Court demanding that the state halt funding to schools that maintain separate classes for boys and girls. The group, called “Free Israel,” said that the state was not permitted to provide funding for educational programs that are, in its words, "discriminatory."
The petition was aimed at schools in the public religious school system, which are fully funded by the Education Ministry.