Poll: Arab teachers in Israel would teach in Jewish schools

05/21/2009 | Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv, Israel)

A recent poll of Arab teachers in Israel shows that nearly half of those who are unemployed would be willing to teach in Jewish schools, and many parents of Jewish pupils there said they would not object. "Integrating teachers from different backgrounds will make a number of contributions to both communities. Opening more workplaces will strengthen the Arab community economically, and highly professional Arab teachers can increase the achievements of Jewish students," said Mike Prashker, the founding director of Merchavim, the nonprofit association that conducted the survey.

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