Israel National Student Council Launches New Students’ Rights Campaign

February 22, 2015

Source: Jerusalem Post


The National Student Council launched a campaign on Sunday to raise awareness for students’ rights. The “Excuse me, with what right?” campaign aims to help implement the rights of students in the education system and address incidents where rights have been violated. As part of the campaign, the student council launched a dedicated website where students can receive information about their rights and file complaints. In addition, the council launched a telephone hotline, email address and WhatsApp group where students can also file complaints and ask questions.

Among the rights entitled to students, as decreed by the Student Rights Law, is the prohibition of discrimination by any education institution based on religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic standing, sexual preferences, political ideologies, or gender. Students’ rights law also addresses rights with regards to examinations, school safety, matriculation exams, learning disabilities, the size of classes, annual class trips and freedom of expression, among others.

As part of the campaign, the student council will post a different right on their Facebook page every day in an effort to raise awareness.


Read more at The Jerusalem Post.

Updated: Feb. 25, 2015