August 31, 2007 | Page 5
DARREN VERACRUZ and MEGAN BEHRENT report on the attack on a New York City school.
SOME 300 people rallied in New York City in support of the Khalil Gibran International Academy and its former principal Debbie Almontaser at an August 20 demonstration in front of the city’s Department of Education headquarters.
Teachers at the press conference said that Weingarten’s views did not represent those of many rank-and-file members of the union, and joined the call for Almontaser to be reinstated.
The school, which is scheduled to open this fall, has been subjected to sustained attacks by right-wing media outlets and racist organizations ever since plans for its creation were announced earlier this year. More…