Report: After pressure, Bennett to advance law cancelling core curriculum for haredim

Following pressure from haredi party United Torah Judaism, Education Minister Naftali Bennett has reportedly agreed to draft and advance a government bill that will abolish the requirement for haredi boys schools to teach core curriculum studies.

A spokesperson for Bennett said however that there was no agreement yet to advance a government bill, but that the issue would be discussed within the coalition before further steps are taken.

The current law conditioning the teaching of at least 11 hours per week of English, math and science to the size of the budget received by a particular institution from the Education Ministry was passed during the last government on the insistence of Yesh Atid, although it was never properly enforced.


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