Reflection on: Why does Quaker education matter to your school population and the world?
A Curriculum of Conscience By Darryl J. Ford, Head, William Penn Charter School A few weeks ago, on a picture-perfect fall Saturday, I drove by Gwynedd Meeting and saw a sole Friend standing at the corner of the property holding a sign with the word peace written upon it. Perhaps, there were other messages that I might have missed. Route 202 is a busy intersection and I was driving. In all honesty, I was a little surprised that there was this woman-with a smile on her face-holding a “made at home” or “made at meeting” sign with the word peace. Whether this “peace” was a wish for the world, an admonition to us all, both, or something else, I don’t know. But there she was bearing witness. Peace. On September 27, 14-year old Nicolas Elizalde was murdered on a football field after his Roxborough High School team scrimmaged Boys Latin and Northeast High School. On July 2, 19-year old Zachariah Julye was murdered on North Third Street in Northern Liberties after briefly attendi