In the past decade, the Israeli education system has been struggling to achieve excellence in general and excellence in the sciences in particular.
Since 2002, Israeli students are rated below the OECD nations’ average in the PISA tests. The number of students undertaking scientific studies in Israeli schools is on a constant decline.
These trends place Israel at real risk of diluting its scientific and technological foundations, which are essential for the security and durability of Israeli society in the 21st century.
Since January 2012, Nobel Prize laureate Professor Dan Shechtman, Ami Steiner and teams of scientists and IDF pilots have been engaged in implementing programs for scientific excellence in Israeli schools.