Education Ministry disputes data brought in study

The state invests almost double the amount of money in pupils living on the east side of the security fence in Judea and Samaria than those in the periphery, according to research published by Macro – The Center for Political Economics on Monday.

Dr. Roby Nathanson, director general of Macro, and Itamar Gazala, head of research at Macro, conducted the research, according to which the state invested NIS 12,899 per pupil in what they called "isolated settlements beyond the separation fence" in 2013, as opposed to the national average of NIS 6,540 per pupil.

According to Nathanson and Gazala, the per pupil investment in areas of national priority, the Negev and the Galilee, is NIS 7,788 and NIS 6,761 respectively in 2013. The average in all of Judea and Samaria in 2013 was NIS 7,253 per pupil and the national average per pupil (excluding Judea and Samaria) was NIS 6,540.


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