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Jewish Schools in Palestine Closed: Jewish Agency Does Not Know Amount Available for Education in Vi

The Jewish Agency schools did not open this morning (as was anticipated – J.T.A. Bullectin of the 3rd. inst.), because the Jewish Agency does not yet know what amount is available for its educational work, in view of the additional cuts in its budget which have become essential on account of the difficult financial position.

The teachers have agreed to a reduction of nearly £20,000 in the education grant of the Jewish Agency, but a further cut of almost as much, which is now being considered, would involve complete re-organisation of the Jewish school system in Palestine, and the immediate transfer of the responsibility for a part of the school system to the Jewish population of Palestine.