Parents' payments and the right to free education

One of the barriers to equal opportunity in education is the growing share of private payments in Israel's state schools. The clinic is involved in ensuring free education for all children and gives legal advise to tens of parents concerning which payments are allowed and which are not.

The clinic is currently representing three cases concerning parent payments in Israel's Supreme Court. The cases challenge the prevalent practices of charging parents' payments. One case focuses on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program that requires parents to purchase tablets for their children; another involves a new directive issued by the Ministry of Education allowing expansive parents' payments, and the third is an appeal concerning parents' payments. The three cases are pending.