Source: Detroit Free Press
On January 28, 2005 the Detroit Free Press reported, "Highland Park school officials have begun a recruiting campaign to lure Arab-American and Muslim students from Hamtramck and Detroit. They have hired an Arab-American consultant who is helping to add Arabic language, history and culture classes to the curriculum for the 2005-06 school year. They hired EPIC/MRA, the Lansing-based polling firm, to gauge residents' attitudes about diversity and Arab Americans. Seventy-one percent of 300 respondents said they favored the district's efforts to attract Arab Americans to the city's schools."