Dr. Gil Pereg, CEO, Darca Schools (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI)

Israeli school system suffering from ‘major leadership crisis’

Israel is experiencing a substantial shortage of excellent principals and talented leaders to run its schools in the future, according to Darca Schools CEO Dr. Gil Pereg.

“I believe that the quality of a nation cannot exceed the quality of its school leaders and we are in a major leadership crisis,” Pereg said.

He was speaking on Tuesday at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference.

The Education Ministry recently released the data on how many students completed their matriculation exams, showing around 73%. But according to Pereg, this does not include students who did not take the exams, such as school dropouts. In other words, the percentage is much lower – probably closer to 50%.

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