Day 107

Khalil Gibran International Academy

April 15th, 2012

One of many dual-language schools in the city, Khalil Gibran's focus on Arabic language and culture made it a lightning rod for criticism by legions of paranoid Islamophobes, who feared it had a secret, insidious Islamist agenda, when it opened in 2007. (Khalil Gibran, for whom the academy is named, was a Lebanese-American Christian.) The school has been plagued with many problems in the intervening years, and it's currently being transitioned from a middle school to a high school.

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