November 30, 2007
Israel's Latest Conflict: Paying for Higher Education
Universities are roiled by strikes as the government wrestles with how to finance a strapped system
The founders of the modern state of Israel considered higher education to be so important that they established the country's first two universities long before the country itself came into existence in 1948.
Today Israel's higher-education system is in crisis, brought to a standstill twice this year alone by student and faculty strikes over tuition, salaries, and controversial