Arab students will learn Hebrew from kindergarten, Bennett announces

Education Minister and leader of the right-wing religious-Zionist party Bayit Yehudi Naftali Bennett thinks that Arab students in Israel need to learn more Hebrew. Bennett announced that in the coming year, the Education Ministry will be rolling out a program called "Continuous Hebrew" in which Arab students will begin learning Hebrew as a compulsory subject beginning in kindergarten. 

The program aims to improve the Arab students’ verbal Hebrew language abilities and will run from kindergarten through grade 12 and will cost an additional 30 million shekels a year for the Education Ministry. 

Bennett said the decision was meant to narrow social gaps in Israel.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Arab-students-will-learn-Hebrew-from-kindergarten-Bennett-announces-412131

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