The power of “one” has been clear with recent world events, but it is certainly nothing new.
Character used to drive leadership; it was a prerequisite. Now, leadership often appears devoid of character. Even more, leading with character, and, in particular, referencing the source of that character, has become offensive in our culture.
Scripture makes it clear that we are to do all things “as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23). Christ is excellent; He is perfect. Therefore, as a Christian school touting “excellence” in our mission statement, we have a mandate to provide a preeminent education through the lens of truth.
Does the adoption of any set of standards ensure more effective instruction and/or higher student achievement in and of itself? Absolutely not. The evidence simply does not bear this out.