Rich versus Poor

Israel Celebrates Gains, But Challenges Remain

Student test scores are up after significant government outlays; gaps between rich and poor still high


Holon, Israel — Just before 1 o’clock on a sunny afternoon, students streamed out of the Amirim Public School and headed for home.

Israeli middle-schoolers, shown studying in a classroom in 2007. Maya Levin / Flash90 / JTA
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