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Education Ministry issues ultimatum to haredim on core studies

The Education Ministry will allow the haredi school system four months to reach an understanding with the State regarding core studies – else, the government will impose State school guidelines on the haredi schools, including tests examining schools' efficiency and growth measures (known as Meitzav tests).

 

The ministry is expected to announce its decision to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, in reply to a petition filed by the Israel Religious Action Center in 2010. In the near future talks will be opened between the sides in effort to reach an accord to avoid conflicts with the haredi sector. (Attila Somfalvi)