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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 31, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Women a latigo Sling backs Brazil Tan menus suede 6�?� leather boots open daily 10-10 sundays 1-6 try spa Monsanto Nylon sport shirt Sale boys Nylon jacket shirts prep schools fighting Back successfully by Shelly Cohen associated press writer prep schools for a time looked like the dodos of the educational world headed for sure extinction now Many of these secondary schools face record High applications and in some cases have set limits to halt Ever increasing admissions Day schools boarding schools City schools country schools a All Are experiencing a resurgence of popularity despite a depressed Economy and their own High tuition educators agree its a phenomenon with no single explanation. They cite unrest in the Public schools including turmoil Over forced busing teacher strikes a permissive atmosphere and parents worries Over College Entrance exam scores which have dropped nationally. Quot there is a dietary deficiency in the Scholastic lives of Young people today in school Quot said Joshua Miner admissions director at Phillips Academy in Andover Quot kids and parents Are feeling it. Tennis with the net Down is no game it s disrespectful of Young people they respect standards they need at Phillips the nations oldest private school admissions were up 17 per cent this year and 14 per cent the year before Miner said the school had a record 2.300 applicants this year for 300 seats at the Holderness school in Plymouth n.h., enrolment has gone from 75 in 1951 to 210 this year and trustees have set a limit at 220 Quot there is no one Factor you can pin it on Quot said headmaster Donald c. Hagerman. Quot ifs the whole attitude of parents and adults saying. What Are we going to do a Quot Hagerman said the now coed school experienced a decline in applications three or four years ago and then Quot suddenly things turned the headmaster Points to problems in the nation s Public schools As the major reason private schools Are flourishing Quot declining Public school budgets cutting out of programs in some of the schools strikes and the lost time in school a parents Are beginning to look for Hagerman said Mary Frances Wagley head mistress of St Paul s school for girls just outside Baltimore my said that in Baltimore s Public schools discipline is the main problem and parents May be reacting to that by sending their daughters to the private Day school instead Quot i Don t think ifs that they fear violence but you just can to make Forward Progress in the class where the teacher s attention has to be focused on discipline and not on teaching and she said Miner agreed saying Quot parents can to Tell what a going to happen next year in the Public school situation it in t White flight they Are really really concerned with stability. And when you compound that with our attempt to solve some social problems such As the inequity in our minority situation through education which is coming out of the hides of children Why it s absolutely it has t been All roses for the nation s private schools in the past five years. 30 schools have closed a 19 of them boarding schools which were hit hardest by declining enrolments in the late 1960s and Early 1970s. But in that same period. 36 new schools were accepted into membership with the National association of Independent schools to be eligible for full membership they must have been in operation five years in All. About 80 new schools have been founded in the past to years about 80 per cent of them Day schools according to the association parents have been willing to pay and pay dearly in some cases to insulate their children from the problems of the Public schools and to assure a Good Quot Basic education Quot tuition Range from some $2,200 a year for Day schools to As High As $4,500 at boarding schools Day school tuition have More than doubled Over the past to years. Mrs Wagley pointed out that a the Cost of a Chevrolet and the Cost of an Independent school education have probably inflated about the same proportion Quot and it May be that kind of Choice is being made a Between a new Chevrolet and a year at school. A Quot our tuition averages out to about $10 a Day locally that s about the same As a half hour Tennis lesson and much less than the Cost of a Riding lesson ifs really a there is some evidence that More students Are coming from the Middle class and that private schools Are no longer the exclusive preserve of the social elite one Survey taken by the Independent school association of four coed Day schools found that Only 15 per cent of the students came from families with incomes in excess of $50,000, while 60 per cent came from families with incomes Between $25,000 and $50 too a year. If students have changed so have the schools themselves in the past to years More than 180 schools have gone coed either by adding students of the opposite sex or merging history museum group formed Raleigh map a borrowing an idea from the smithsonian institution a group of interested citizens has formed an organization devoted to supporting the North Carolina museum of history in Raleigh called the North Carolina museum of history associates inc., the organization will financially assist the museum and be a vehicle of informing the Public of the museums programs and services said mrs. Thomas w Steed jr., president of the group Bettie a Rand publicity chairman said the organization was patterned after the smithsonian associates which is aimed at supporting the famous institution in Washington. Through fund raising efforts the group will help finance speakers for museum programs underwrite Cata logs for museum exhibits and Purchase items for the museum collection she said noting the state allows the museum Only $4,000 a year for acquisitions. Membership contributions Range from $5 a year for students to $15 for individuals $25 for family up to $1,000 for charter life member or corporate donor. The associates opened a membership drive last week mrs Rand said the museum has a collection of More than 160,000 artefacts 25,000 prints and 30,-000 color slides it is in the archives and history building at 109 e Jones Street in Raleigh dress 096 5-44 m solid colors men s shirts with color tipped pocket and Collar trim sweat shirts our rag. 2.97 Raglan Short sleeve styles of Cotton acrylic colors. Our Reg 5.96 a Days Only for school play. 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