Sunday, June 1, 2014

Not the kind of competition we want to win

My colleagues at JDC's macroeconomic research institute, the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, shared a fascinating table in their 2014 report on Israeli society and economy.

Israel's educational inequality is consistently the highest in the developed world. And to the extent that education gives you an entry to the job market ... then education inequality shows you the challenge ahead. Namely - income gaps, social unrest, and more.

The gaps between pupils are consistently the highest in the developed world. We have to solve this. It's going to shape the future of Israel, and not in a good way.

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