Maxim Levy Darca High School

Darca: setting high education goals across Israel

As the matriculation rate of Israeli high school students drops to 50 percent, Dr. Gil Pereg, CEO of the Darca school network warned that “this number is not sustainable for a society,” causing a stir at last month’s Jerusalem Post Conference, where he made his comments.

Pereg was referring to the low percentage of high school students in Israel who have received a bagrut certificate, which attests they have successfully passed Israel’s high school matriculation examination. Students must have this certificate to attend a university or college, and many employers make it a condition of employment.

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