Former education minister Gideon Sa’ar introduced a reform called Oz Latemurah which is due to begin next year. The new program offers high school teachers higher wages in return for longer work hours. While many chareidi teachers like the idea of getting more money, many others claim that longer hours will interfere with the raising of their families.
Hopes of compromise have been dashed by a Supreme Court rejection of an appeal submitted by the Bais Chana Institutions Chabad in Yerushalayim. The court ruled that no distinction will be made between chareidi and general education.
The Agudas Yisroel Moetzes consented to the reform after two meetings. Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman has not yet issued a decision and many school directors are attempting to delay implementation of the reform by an additional year.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel