District Superintendent Joan Carbone told the Times Herald-Record of Middletown the Arabic reading of the pledge has “divided the school in half.”
Anna Ciezadlo’s book “Day of Honey” is her memoir of the hunger for food and friendship during wartime in Baghdad and Beirut. Here, she shares her favorite Arabic cafes, grocery stores and restaurants across New York City.
When it opened four years ago the Khalil Gibran School became a lightning rod for criticism. Opponents feared it would teach Islamic extremism. The founding principal sued the city after she said she was forced out.