Friday, January 6, 2012
In this Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 photo, Ultra Orthodox school children walk to school in the Mea Shearim Ultra Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem. About one-quarter of Israel's first graders study in ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools that give short shrift to subjects like reading, science and math. Another quarter study in underfunded classes in the Arab sector. Israeli high school students rank below average among developed countries on international tests.
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