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Palestine Government Considers Jewish Teachers Salaries Excessive; Asks Cut

The Palestine Government has notified the Vaad Leumi, which has now taken over the Jewish school system from the Jewish Agency, that it considers the salaries paid to the teachers in the Jewish schools excessive, and that it disapproves their payment at such a high rate.

The Government declares that it will therefore withhold part of the Government subsidy for Jewish education, for the purpose of providing more inventory for the Jewish schools.

The Government also finds excessive the salaries paid to the caretakers in the Jewish schools.

Dr. Washitz, on behalf of the Revisionists, has proposed at the meeting of the Vaad Leumi at which the Government notification was brough up, that the Education Department of the Vaad Leumi should be transferred bodily to the Government, which should assume full responsibility for its maintenance.

The participation of the Palestine Government in the Budget of the Jewish school system in Palestine has increased during the last two years from one-seventh to one-fifth of the total budget, it was stated at the session, and now amounts to £20,000.

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