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  8/28/2013, Elul 22, 5773

Education Min. May Shorten Summer Vacation


Now that summer vacation is over and school is back in session, the Education Ministry together with the Finance Ministry will debate shortening summer break. Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Education Minister Shai Piron (Yesh Atid) argue that the current longer vacation means parents need to take off from work more to attend to their children. More school time would keep the children busy during work hours. They lengthened school into the month of July in the form of a summer camp as an alternative.