Half a million pupils skip school to protest overcrowding in classrooms

Elementary school classrooms across the country sat empty on Sunday, as many of the parents and pupils congregated outside the schools in protest of overcrowding in classrooms and the anticipated growth of classrooms this coming school year.

The Forum of Regional Parents’ Unions called on all parents to keep their children out of schools on Sunday, despite the Education Ministry’s insistence that schools would operate normally.

According to the forum, over half a million elementary school pupils in some 88 municipalities and regional councils were affected by the strike, something the forum called an "unprecedented achievement."

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Half-a-million-pupils-skip-school-to-protest-overcrowding-in-classrooms-407403

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