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1 boxhead  Oct 24, 2011 12:24:57am

and we here in USA argue over doing the same for our children….

2 Bob Levin  Oct 24, 2011 12:35:57am

re: #1 boxhead

Israel is really about the size of one large US city. It’s so much easier to do things in one city. Even the school-boards in US cities always have an eye out for national trends.

Also, Israeli government, at every level, is a place for serious arguing. Israelis are very aware that every decision that is made will have an impact on its survival—which is why so many good ideas get through to real life.

3 boxhead  Oct 24, 2011 12:44:11am

re: #2 Bob Levin

Israel is really about the size of one large US city. It’s so much easier to do things in one city. Even the school-boards in US cities always have an eye out for national trends.

Also, Israeli government, at every level, is a place for serious arguing. Israelis are very aware that every decision that is made will have an impact on its survival—which is why so many good ideas get through to real life.

That requires legislators that truly care. *sigh* USA is huge and that is why states, counties and cites must act for our youth. Doing this from a federal level is not possible, other than having mandated standards for all our children. Our children are in real jeopardy of falling way behind other Countries’ youth. That will have a direct impact on the survival of the USA. That seems obvious to me. Which is why I can get very frustrated with folks that don’t think education matters. Real education…. math, science, logic, etc…


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