Half of Jerusalem Arab Parents Want Israeli School Curriculum

(Israel Hayom) Yori Yalon - 48% of parents whose children are enrolled in Arab schools in Jerusalem do not want them studying the curriculum provided by the Palestinian Authority, according to a recent poll conducted by the Jerusalem Municipality. For decades, students in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem studied the Jordanian curriculum. When the Palestinian Authority was established in 1994, its leadership pressured the Arab residents of Jerusalem into using the PA's curriculum. But now, more and more Arab residents of Jerusalem are expressing a desire to use the Israeli curriculum, which is used by Arab public schools elsewhere in Israel. The number of Arab students in Jerusalem who have opted for the Israeli curriculum jumped by 20% this year. Seven years ago, only 300 Arab students in Jerusalem were using the Israeli curriculum. The number now stands at 5,800.

2017-09-18 00:00:00

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