Israeli teachers' salaries and investment in education in Israel are higher than the OECD average, but student achievement is lower and the gap between strong and weak students is bigger. For example, the average salary ofa high school teacher in Israel stands at 92% of the average salary of other college educated workers in the country, relative to 90% in the OECD.
Most parents under 35 do not believe in public education, consider sending their children to private schools, a new survey reveals
56% of Israelis under 35 believe that the quality of public education has deterioratedin recent years, according to a Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) survey. JIMS found that 58% of parents under 35 either send or have considered sending their children to private schools. In addition, 52% of young Israelis support a school voucher program, in which the state education budget would be distributed among parents who would choose and fund their child's school.
In Israel, as in many Western countries, global warming is taught in schools solely according to the UN guidelines defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with no other competing views presented to students. In this paper, JIMS argues that since IPCC theories have been scientifically questioned by other theories of climate change, Israeli students should be taught all competing theories, not just the one promulgated by the IPCC.