A journalist asked me why I’m founding a private Friends school when I didn’t attend a private school. I offered two answers: 1) my parents couldn’t afford a private school for my sisters and me, and 2) in the 1950s, public high schools were generally excellent, the equivalent of many colleges today. The second point…

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Dear Friends, The vision of a Friends School in Phoenix is fast coming to life with a Head of School and staff members in place, a national Board meeting regularly, and two outside firms assisting with marketing and PR. In other words, Phoenix Friends School is really happening. It’s now. In the past, I posted…

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A Friends School in Phoenix is a dream of mine, a goal worth pursuing over many years with the help of many parents and educators, concerned local citizens, and advisors from existing Quaker schools. The Phoenix Friends School is a school based on Quaker values and Quaker education models. Our new school holds the answers…

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Apple News appears on my smartphone each day bristling with topics designed to capture a minute or more of my time. I mostly ignore them, knowing there’s a trend to present the sensational, the quirky, and the extreme over balanced reporting. Recently, an item on “Toxic Positivity” appeared, and I could not look away. Was…

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