Wednesday, October 17

It's official: KGIA principal says she was forced out

Saying the job as principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy quickly turned from an "American dream" to an "American nightmare," Debbie Almontaser said at her press conference yesterday that she was forced to resign in August. As expected, she also announced that she is reapplying for the job now and also suing the DOE for violating her civil rights. The DOE isn't taking her application seriously; the press office issued a statement saying, "The chancellor agreed with [Almontaser's] decision, accepted her resignation, and now considers the matter closed.” Discussion is continuing in the comments on the Times' City Room blog coverage, and unfortunately, I'm guessing that those who agitated for Almontaser's ouster also feel they have more to say.

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