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August 19, 2013 9:53 am

Israeli Minister Lapid Supports Dropping Standardized Tests

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Finance Minister Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party. Photo: Yesh Atid.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party. Photo: Yesh Atid.

Ynet – “We have no intention of stopping here. The cancellation of the standardized tests is a prelude to the larger move of dramatically reducing (the number) of matriculation exams,” Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday following Education Minister Shai Piron’s decision to cancel the Meitzav standardized exams in the coming school year.

In a message to his supporters, Lapid welcomed the decision by his fellow Yesh Atid party member. “Anyone who attended aYesh Atid campaign rally knows that (dropping the standardized tests) was (one of our main) campaign promises,” Lapid wrote.

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