Education is something that is experienced and shared universally.
Yet, education means very different things to different people. It can be used for good, to create discussion and to challenge opinions, or it can be abused and used for hate.
My interest in education is what first inspired me to enroll in Masa Israel’s OTZMA Israel Teaching Fellows, a 10-month Teach for America-style program in Israel.
Not only was I excited to become absorbed in Israeli culture, but I was also looking forward to experience teaching in a foreign classroom.
When I first entered the Naomi Shemer Elementary School in Petah Tikva in October, I almost felt like I was walking into East Elementary School in...