Education gaps between Jews and Arabs are closing

Education gaps between Jews and Arabs are closing

Despite the seemingly enormous gaps that national statistics reveal between Arab and Jewish education, this article from The Times of Israel suggests that when socio-economic factors are taken into account, the contrast is far less stark. There are higher numbers of Arab Israelis enrolling in all levels of schooling than ever before as well as an increase in matriculation numbers and test scores. The data offers a promising picture of the future of Israel’s education system, indicating that some of the education gaps have already closed and others are closing rapidly.

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