Arabic School Ex-Principal Fights to Get Her Job Back

The founding principal of the city’s first Arabic-language school said yesterday that the Bloomberg administration forced her to resign in August by threatening to shut the school. She said she was applying to get the job back. In her first detailed public account of what led her to step down after defending the word ”intifada” on a T-shirt, the principal, Debbie Almontaser, presented herself as the victim of an anti-Arab ”smear campaign” from conservative newspapers and blogs and of pressure from city officials…