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Thursday, September 10, 2015

A petition to stop BYOD program was submitted today to the Israeli Supreme Court

Today 10/09/2015, an appeal to stop BYOD(Bring Your Own Device to school) program was submitted today to the Israeli Supreme Curt. The appeal was submitted in the name of more then 100 parents, including Knesset member, Professor Yossi Yona and Israel Prize winner for Education, Professor Gavriel Salomon.
The ministry of education, after deploying WIFI in schools, try to deploy tablets in schools using the BYOD project in which parents are asked to buy their kids a wireless tablet that will be used daily in the class. Groups of parents across the country have raised their voices against the program. Now after a year of public activity they submited a petition to the Supreme Court.
The petitioners ask the court to stop the to BYOD program because of moral, social, equality, discrimination, pedagogical, health(screen time and exposure to radiation) reasons and a violation of the law of "books lending program"( a law that allow parents to get all the books their kid needs for just under $100, and that the BYOD program makes absolute as the parents are asked to buy a tablet that with insurance and digital books sums up to more than $300).


In the pictures bellow the representatives of the petitioners and Knesset member, Professor Yossi Yona in the Supreme Court with the petition.




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