Incensed Outgoing Officials Warn Netanyahu Destroying Education by Divvying up Ministry to Anti-LGBT, Ultra-Conservatives

Israeli education officials as well as several municipal heads on Tuesday sounded alarm bells at what they said amounted to the effective collapse of the education system by the incoming government, days after Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu gave ultra-conservative, anti-LGBT MK Avi Maoz control over a key branch in the education ministry as part of a coalition agreement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a classroom on the first day of the Israeli school year in the city of Modiin on September 1, 2009. The United States said Monday it would be "quite happy" if Israel and the Palestinians were to make progress on reviving Middle East peace …