Khalil Gibran International Academy
Thanks for the work of May First/People Link member AWAAM, I’ve been following the story of Khalil Gibran International Academy, a school that opened in 2007 in Brooklyn to serve as a dual-language Arabic/English school where a mixed group of Arabic speakers and non-Arabic speakers would learn together.
The story of the school’s opening and the original principal getting pushed out because she acknowledged that “intifada” was a word with meaning and history is tragic. However, that was just the beginning. Seth Wessler has written an article documenting the continued impact of a conservative campaign to undermine the school with the latest twist: pictures of mosques being cut out of the text books.