New York High School Students Lobby for Arabic

January 2, 2004

Source: Muslims Weekly

On January 2, 2004 Muslims Weekly reported, "The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Stuyvesant High School, deemed one of the best public high schools in the nation, launched an effort to implement Arabic as an elective into their foreign language curriculum. The students hoped to raise $20,000 before the Jan. 9, 2004 deadline in order to begin classes in Sept. 2004. The fund will be used to pay for the class for its first year. This comes after many failed attempts to raise money from grants offered by organizations and universities. Unfortunately, the MSA only raised $3,000 to date and now they are reaching out to community mosques and individuals."