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For those interested in issues of Friends and education. In many areas, Quakers are most known their schools but many Friends homeschool and teach in public schools. Tag: education

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Friends Council on Education is a organization serving Quaker grade schools. The Friends Association for Higher Education plays a similar role for college-level networking.

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A Friends School as a Community

Started by Tom Smith. Last reply by Margaret Banford 1st month 22, 2012. 1 Reply

This was written a number of years ago and I might change the wording slightly for today, but I have decided to post it essentially unedited. A Friends School as a Whole Community If we love God, we…Continue

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Comment by Keith barber on 3rd mo. 20, 2013 at 7:35am
Is there a way to support students through their high school years so they can attend school without fear of burdening their families so much? It does benefit everyone to have a well educated populace capable of critical thinking. Are the staff not unionized and the cost of high school not socialized? Uganda has free education until high school why not the united states? Can meetings for worship take these on or have they already? Ethically invested trusts to cover scholarships for different region's young people might be a start. What help do you need from more successful countries like Finland that they might offer in a sister school program? Could they educate your teachers for you?
Comment by Marianna Boncek on 3rd mo. 8, 2013 at 2:26pm

I am becoming deeply, deeply concerned at the tuition of Quaker schools, particularly high schools. Many "Quaker" high schools are far, far, far out of range of the average middle class person and just a glimmer of a dream for lower income persons. I know Quaker high schools are very popular, they are attracting upper income, non-Quaker staff and students. How is that Quaker?  I think that as Quakers we need to make some sort of communal commitment to every Quaker child who wants a Quaker education that it would be available. 30K for a year of high school??? Absolute insanity.

Comment by Dave Austin on 8th mo. 10, 2010 at 10:40pm
Just got the job as Clerk for the Friends in Public Education Working Group for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Looking to breathe some life back into this group. Friends in the PYM region who have any interest in public education in any capacity, please contact me. Peace!
 

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