Jewish parents in multicultural school demand parity in the classroom

01.07.2011                      29.Siwan, 5771

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Jewish parents in multicultural school demand parity in the classroom

The Weizmann School in central Jaffa is the only school in the country with a mixed Arab-Jewish student body and has a below average socioeconomic background.

The only public elementary school in Israel with both Arab and Jewish students may shut down. Parents of Jewish students in Jaffa's Weizmann School are threatening to move their children to other schools unless the municipality ensures parity between Arab and Jewish students.
Although the school's studies are conducted in Hebrew, most of its students are Arabs. The Jewish parents are demanding the school be opened to students from other areas to ensure an equal number of Jewish and Arab students….