The protestors in Jerusalem, teachers taking part in the Karev Educational Program or independent education systems, carried signs reading "Education needs resuscitation" and "There's private education, no social justice."
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Yuval Seri, a high-school teacher from Jerusalem said: "Today we decided to unite and launch a joint campaign demanding that the government take responsibility of public education and stop privatization processes to narrow gaps and achieve equal opportunities for every student."
Teachers march in Jerusalem (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
In Tel Aviv some 100 teachers and teaching students marched from Rothschild Boulevard to the Levinsky Park. Zahava Barkani, an education lecturer at the Kibbutzim College said: "This casket will be buried in an effort to create new public education. Education is the purpose of life. It appears that education in the past 20 years has become free for the state and expensive for citizens. It has become a business."
Meanwhile, Thursday is slated to see another protest launched, one that is meant to fight the high costs of education in Israel.
Yoav Malka contributed to this report
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