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  11/29/2013, Kislev 26, 5774

Lapid: Shortening Summer Vacation is Revolutionary


Minister of Finance Yair Lapid defended the plan to shorten the summer holiday and extend the school year by three weeks which he introduced yesterday (Thursday), together with Minister of Education Shai Piron.

In an interview with Channel 2 Lapid said, "The program has been budgeted for, and will be done in conjunction with the teachers. Everyone will 'be in business' because we have announced it this far in advanced - the youth movements will, the teachers will, working parents will...."

"Sure, there are still things we will encounter that need to be worked out, but you have to remember that this is a pilot program -- something new and revolutionary," Lapid remarked.