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  1/23/2014, Shevat 22, 5774

Teachers to be Allowed to Express Their Political Views?


The Israeli Ministry of Education is now proposing to allow teachers to express their political views.  The Israeli program "Israel Moves Up a Grade", which is promoted by Minister of Education Shai Piron, is introducing a framework in which teachers will now have the word in determining classroom discussions which include politics.

According to a report by Channel 2, the teachers will be able to determine the subject matter in up to a quarter of the hours throughout the school year.

It was noted that this initiative is not connected in any way with the recent incident of a teacher from Kiryat Tivon, where the teacher told a student that the IDF was 'unethical', and to not submit himself to the draft.

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