Deputy Education Minister Menachem Eliezer Mozes (UTJ) spoke this morning at the opening of a meeting of chareidi principals in the city of Elad that took place behind closed doors.
From a recording of the meeting, it emerged that next year, the educational department for recognized but unofficial schools will be disbanded. (Most chareidi schools are in this department.) Instead, a new department will be set up specifically for chareidi education.
In his speech, the deputy minister spoke about various current issues, including media incitement against the chareidi public. He said that the next point for incitement may be the fact that for the first time, more than 50 percent of young children are chareidim or religious – 52 percent - as opposed to 48 percent coming from secular backgrounds.
Fifteen years ago, 12.6 percent of Israel’s education schools were chareidi. Today, this figure has risen to 32 percent. The national religious system forms 20 percent, including the Chabad schools, which are either 6 or 7 percent, which definitely makes a difference.
(SOURCE & PHOTO: COL.ORG.IL)