School study for 12 years mandated reads the headline. They are talking about Israel. It is about time, no? But they should introduce it gradually: First one year of actual studying, then two... What they really mean (and would know how to write had they gone to school) is that students will now have to attend classes for 12 years. No law can force them to study, just as no law can force the Jerusalem Post to write their articles carefully.
It is inexplicable why Israel did not have a 12 year compulsory education act until now. Even more inexplicable, is why Yeshiva students get free tuition and supported study, while those studying engineering and chemistry must pay huge tuition fees, which the state is contemplating increasing even further.