Privilege at Thacher: Part IV

Lessons As Thacher students agree that responsibility comes with privilege, many were excited to discuss what they should do to help the underprivileged. Many agreed they should not pity. One survey respondent declared that pity “is not equal and fair,” and Dr. Pharr, a principal who has worked at many of the poorest Title I…

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Privilege at Thacher: Part I

  What is privilege?   Thacher students defined privilege as “having abundant opportunities that few have easy access to,” “when one person has more opportunities than another,” and “the ability to seek opportunities otherwise denied to the less fortunate.” The community’s consensus was clear: privilege is opportunity. This opportunity manifests itself in several ways. One…

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Where does all the money go?

      With a boarding tuition of over $57,000, it is unclear what exactly this money ends up paying for. How much money goes towards the students? Maintenance? Food? I set out to find the answer. Mr. Poulsen, Thacher’s Director of Finance and Operations, compiled a list of the answers (shown below) to all…

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