Civic space is so vastly ignored these days. Or perhaps its importance has just been forgotten in a world where advertising has raised the individual to obscene heights.
One of our struggles as a Friends school has always been the reconciliation of the individual’s needs and rights versus those of the community. In the end though, I see them as one and the same, for individuals are well-served who are part of a strong community with well-defined values. Individuals are, perhaps, always served when they are part of something larger than themselves.

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