New Khalil Gibran public school principal same as the old
This is a fine example of what you will not read in your newspaper this morning. Stop the Madrassa reports:
[New York City Schools] Chancellor Klein has predictably chosen Danielle Salzberg as the interim acting principal for [Khalil Gibran International Academy]. The actual KGIA problems of separation of church and state, and separation of education and Islamist ideology, will now become more acute behind the camouflage of a principal who, according to the NY Daily News, is a member of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance , was raised in an Orthodox Jewish household and belongs to a Manhattan synagogue, according to the New York Sun.
Salzberg has had “direct responsibility” for the KGIA’s flawed design that explicitly preferences Islam and Muslim religion in the curricula, and Islamist and sharia ideologies in the teacher “partners” for the school. And that she continues to have that “direct responsibility.”
She has direct responsibility for appointing Almontaser as principal, even while Almontaser serves on the Muslim Consultancy Network with a host of extremist organization participants including the unindicted co-conspirators in terrorism financing, ISNA and CAIR, the second of which also awarded her efforts with a major award.
Salzberg has direct responsibility as senior program officer for choosing an entirely religious Advisory Board for a public school, in apparent contempt of constitutional separation of church and state.
There's much more at Stop the Madrassa, including a critique of Salzberg's sharia-safe work at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Posted on 08/14/2007 5:50 AM by Robert Bove