New York Post: “NEW WOES FOR ARAB ACADEMY”

New home – more problems?

By TIM PERONE and YOAV GONEN

September 3, 2008 –

Despite adding another grade, enrollment at the controversial Arab-themed public school in Brooklyn that was saddled with leadership and discipline issues last year has grown by just 30 students, The Post has learned.

Although the Khalil Gibran International Academy’s move from Park Slope to a building in DUMBO led some parents to pull their kids out, others said it was the roller-coaster school year that sealed the deal.

“At this point, I’ve disassociated myself with the school. I want nothing to do with the school,” said Muhammed Fakir, whose daughter Serena attended the sixth grade last year.

He said many of the parents who yanked their kids cited discord with school Principal Holly Anne Reichert.  Read more…

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