Friday, June 03, 2005

Israeli Apartheid Watch
Arab-Israeli Student Score
Highest Average Math Scores In Country

Thanks to LGF commenter Manker, for making me aware of this bit of news from Israel:

TEL AVIV - As 140,000 high school seniors prepare to sit the mathematics portion of their matriculation exams Thursday, Yedioth Aharonoth reports that last year, the country's Arab students produced the country's highest scores.

Education Ministry officials said they were pleased with the results. Head of the ministry's Pedagogy Department, Leah Rosenberg, said the results were "fantastic."

"In the past, we had a pretty good idea of how each city would score (on the exam)," she said. "Now, we see that hard work can bring positive results, notwithstanding socio-economic realities."