Schooling, like housing, is always a shortage in Israel. City officials can never keep up with the growing population, but the question is whether the city is obligated to provide that accommodation – and more importantly what kind of accommodation.
A small protest took place outside of City Hall today regarding why there is no dati leumi kindergarten in their charedi neighborhood. One of parents protesting questioned why has he at least not gotten a response from city officials. The small group of parents want the city to give them a government-funded kindergarten with a dati leumi hashkafa in a charedi area.
Even though kindergartens are run privately by NGOs and not the city, the parents are pushing the city to acquiesce. There was a temporary solution on the table but nothing official has been finalized.