Minister asks judge to keep teachers from planned labor sanctions

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton has asked judicial authorities for an emergency injunction against a planned labor action by the high school teachers’ union.

The head of the union announced earlier that teachers would halt all work outside of normal classroom hours, including scoring finals and handing out grades to students.

“The days when the education system was dependent on the capriciousness of one person who has spearheaded a culture of lies are over,” Shasha-Biton says, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

The partial strike, in protest over the minister’s reforms to matriculation exams, is set to begin on Wednesday.

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