Israel's Education Ministry to Pay East Jerusalem Schools to 'Israelize' Curriculum

Ir Amim report: East Jerusalem currently lacks 2,247 classrooms, compared to about 1,500 when the High Court petition was filed in 2007. Over the past five years, only some 35 classrooms a year have been built – less than the number needed to accommodate the population’s natural growth. The Ir Amim report, based on data from the municipality and Education Ministry, said the dropout rate at the end of 2012 was 13 percent in East Jerusalem, compared to a nationwide more