Children of Asylum Seekers will be Allowed to Attend School


Last week, together with Haifa University’s Clinic for Educational Policy and Law and Assaf- Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, we filed a lawsuit against the Petah Tikva municipality and the Ministry of Education.


Today (17.7.2019), following our petition, the municipality informed us that registration for school will be opened to children of asylum seekers and foreign workers living in the municipality. Parents will receive written letters about placement, which will be done according to registration areas. Adv.’s Haran Reichman (Haifa University) and Tal Hassin (ACRI) submitted the lawsuit in the name of 129 children.

Tal Hassin said: “This is a huge achievement in the struggle for education for children from families who are seeking asylum who, at the end of the day, want to have the opportunity to go to kindergarten and school. Today, the court sent a clear message to local authorities that try to harm asylum seekers through their children: The rights of children to education and the State’s responsibility to provide education is not dependent on the color of the student’s skin, nor on their race, nor their origin.”


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