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      Despite Problems, Teachers Union Praises Saar

      Teachers Organization head Ran Erez is impressed by Gideon Saar despite problems facing schools this year.
      By IsraelNN TV staff
      First Publish: 8/30/2009, 9:48 PM

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      Secondary School Teachers Organization head Ran Erez is satisfied with Education Minister Gideon Saar's decisions in office, despite problems facing Israel's school system in the upcoming year. Unlike his predecessor, Yuli Tamir, Saar has implemented reforms including a smaller student to teacher ratio and more classroom hours, Erez said.

      However, Erez warned, despite the progress, Israel's school system remains unprepared for the beginning of the school year this week.