“Push to reinstate Khalil Gibran school’s principal” : Newsday

Special to Newsday

“[KGIA] has faced unfair attacks…That has created a pressure that the DOE has not stood up to.”

~ Donna Nevel, Communities in Support of KGIA 

Councilman Robert Jackson (D-Manhattan), who chairs the Education Committee, called for a meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to discuss the Boerum Hill academy’s future.

“I’m going to ask them to give the school the support it needs to grow and succeed,” Jackson said. “And I’m going to recommend they stand with me in order to reinstate Debbie.”

Jackson, who was joined by City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing), state Sen. Bill Perkins (D-Manhattan) and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, said they did not speak out earlier because they did not want to jeopardize the school’s opening earlier this month.  More…

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