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Question: What would Lapid do about integrating the periphery? All the tech assistance is in the center. What about “Periphery vs. Tel Aviv?”

Answer: The solution is education.

A story: A few years ago the state realized that education was a problem in the periphery. They decided to set up a committee to see how they could help students, chaired by Dr. Shimon Shoshani. And they found a number of issues that needed addressing, and decided that the kids in the periphery would get 26% more resources.

Afterwards, Shoshani was appointed to the Education Ministry’s budget committee – and he rejected his own report!

The point: Israeli poliiticians do not appreciate education properly and how to fund it.

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