Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Philly Education: What's An Outsider to Do?

Many parents groups and educational organizations and elected officials are trying to sort out the public schools in Philadelphia.  I would imagine that the last thing they would find useful is a well-intentioned middle-class middle-aged suburban woman swooping in with opinions.  So I've generally stayed out of the Philadelphia school situation.  What could I do?

Rachel Held Evans, a wonderful writer who has a blog on women and religion, has an interview with author Nicole Baker Fulgam.  I haven't read Fulgam's book (though Evan's A Year of Biblical Womanhood is both delightful and thought-provoking), but the brief interview with Held gives some excellent suggestions for suburban churches whose congregations are concerned about the local public schools in their area.

Fulgam's Expectations Project  is also intriguing.  Definitely something to investigate further.

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