Education

Muslim Students Say Schools Are “Pretty Cool”

By Mary Ann Zehr — April 30, 2008 1 min read

Eight in ten Muslim students surveyed in New York City say their schools are “pretty cool,” according to the results of a study that Louis Cristillo, an education professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, will present at a conference hosted today by his university.

The study, “Religiousity, Education and Civic Belonging: Muslim Youth in New York City Public Schools,” also showed that 17 percent of Muslim students responding to the survey said they had been the target of bigotry, often in the form of teasing or taunting about Islam, according to a Teachers College press release.

Click here for more information about the conference. It includes the launch of a book, This Is Where I Need to Be: Oral Histories of Muslim Youth in New York City, published by a Teachers College student press initiative.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.