Brooklyn borough President Marty Markowitz is backing Boerum Hill’s controversy-plagued Arabic-language school and its ousted principal.
Markowitz is slated to join other elected officials and a coalition of community groups today in supporting the Khalil Gibran International Academy and calling for the city to reinstate ousted Principal Debbie Almontaser.
“I wouldn’t be opposed to it if it did happen,” said Markowitz of the call for Almontaser’s return to the school. “She was dumped on, and she doesn’t deserve it.”
Markowitz praised Almontaser for her work over the past 20 years in conflict resolution and diversity in Brooklyn. (MORE)