School History

Looking over our Lahian recently, I was amazed.  For the first time, I actually looked at the picture of the school board.  Did you know how many of our classmates parents were on the board?  We all knew Mary Kay Abbot’s father, but there is also Norm Rowley’s mother, Beth Mellott’s father, Ed Henrie’s father and Joan Maher’s father.  That has to be a school record for the most representation by one class.

If you have a masochistic desire to depress yourself, read a year-old Inquirer article on the history of the disheartening decline of LAHS  as it merged into the William Penn School District with the resulting “bright flight”  of the best students into private schools and the "yawning hole where parental support and community boosterism  used to be."
 

  http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/special_packages/deseg/8686801.htm

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About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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