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  6/23/2014, Sivan 25, 5774

Minister: Student-Teacher Ratio to Improve Dramatically

Minister of Education Shai Piron said, Monday, that the student-teacher ratio will improve dramatically in the coming budgetary year.

Addressing a hearing of the Knesset Education Committee on payments by teachers and cancelling splits between grades 1 and 2, Rabbi Piron said he expects to present a solution to overcrowding in six months. He said the ministry's executive director would present an outline to be used in a transition year until the new plan is presented, which will be predicated on differential budgeting and reducing societal gaps.