It’s the Law: Anti-Muslim Bias?

By Perry A. Zirkel Principal, September/October 2016 In the increasingly anti-Muslim atmosphere that has crystallized after 9/11 and that has been prominently spotlighted in the recent presidential primaries, principals must become vigilant in maintaining respectful school environments for students of minority faiths. The intertwining of religion or nationality and xenophobia makes school climate a particular priority for many elementary school principals, especially as they focus on safety and bullying prevention in their schools.