Sage Advice

Sage Hill School may provide its wealthy students with a lesson in real-world politics

Given such incidents, a Sage Hill biology class mucking about Crystal Cove might easily conclude that "the impact of developments in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean" has indeed been harmful. What then? Will the school's administration really encourage a "letter-writing campaign to the Daily Pilot" decrying its own patron?

Powerful stuff!

Curious, we approached Resnick and Wilkins. At first, Resnick demurred, "We'll cross that bridge when we get to it." Further pressed, she allowed, "I'm not sure we'll study water quality. That's just one of the many service projects our students might be involved in."

Wilkins insisted the school's "students will pursue what they need to pursue and will share their views as they see fit. We will have a free and open exchange of ideas."

Let's hope so. What better way to teach the value of community service and the virtue of putting "ethical thought in action?" Conversely, if Sage Hill chooses to muffle or avoid the issue, it will furnish its wealthy students with an object lesson in the power of their own money.

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