Parents association calls strike of 7th to 12th-graders to protest moves by ministry, teachers

The closed gates of a school in Safed, northern Israel, March 13, 2020. (David Cohen/Flash90)
The closed gates of a school in Safed, northern Israel, March 13, 2020. (David Cohen/Flash90)

The National Parents Association calls for a student strike of the country’s middle and high schools later this week to protest the Education Ministry’s introduction of a new matriculation framework, and actions by teachers in their wage dispute with the ministry.

In a statement, the NPA says it was calling on parents to keep students in grades 7-12 at home on Wednesday, but notes that activities to prepare for graduation, special education, and any off-campus events that can’t be rescheduled will not be included in the strike.

In response, the Education Ministry says that as far as it is concerned, classes will be held as usual and accused parents of “misleading” students.

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