US Quaker school disbands union

Over 1,000 sign petition amid claims that Brooklyn Friends school is betraying Quaker values

More than 1,000 parents and alumni have signed a petition urging a Quaker school in the US not to disband a staff union, amid claims that it is betraying its Quaker values. The row broke out after Brooklyn Friends, a private Quaker school in Brooklyn, sent out an email on 14 August telling parents that it was seeking to dissolve the faculty and staff members’ union in order to ‘fully practice our Quaker values of respecting others and celebrating every individual’s inner light’.

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