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Reader comment on item: On New York's "Khalil Gibran International Academy"

Submitted by The Northern Wind (Germany), Jan 8, 2008 at 22:38

Mr. Pipes' point seems to be that the KGIA needs effective oversight. Apparently Mr. Pipes doesn't believe the Department of Education is up to the job, and he has little confidence that the oversight board would function effectively either.

It's difficult to judge Mr. Pipes' reason for questioning the board's competency and integrity. I find it odd that Mr. Pipe's was attacking the board even before the first day of school. All we've been told is that Mr. Pipes objects to the board members' religious affiliations: Apparently some members are moslems..

In my opinion, Mr. Pipes' campaign of innuendo is ... wrong. But I do agree that strong and enlightened oversight can contribute to creating an effective school. Rather than engaging in obstructionist agitating, why doesn't Mr. Pipes seek a position on the school board himself or, if he doesn't find that activity worthy of his time, why not support a like minded associate at the next KGIA board election?

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