Peled gave his own version of the highly publicized case, in which Verta was accused by a student of forcing leftist views on his students. The student turned to Education Minister Shai Piron for help, but to no avail: the Ministry is now reportedly seeking to fire Verta.
"The student turned to the Ministry of Education over what she had witnessed," Peled recounted. "The Ministry of Education turned to us and asked us to handle the situation." Peled stressed that the Ministry turned to the school - not the other way around.