… it became evident that the only historical revolution with any verve left in it, or any example to offer others, was the American one.Christopher Hitchens: Hitch-22
ValuesTo be encouraged, modelled, and exploredValues are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which people think and act.Every decision relating to curriculum and every interaction that takes place in a school reflects the values of the individuals involved and the collective values of the institution.[Snip]Students will be encouraged to value:
- equity, through fairness and social justice
- community and participation for the common good.
Unquestionably, simple out-and-out plunder is so clearly unjust as to be repugnant to us; but, thanks to the motto, all for one, we can allay our qualms of conscience. We impose on others the duty of working for us. Then, we arrogate to ourselves the right to enjoy the fruits of other men’s labor. We call upon the state, the law, to enforce our so-called duty, to protect our so-called right, and we end in the fantastic situation of robbing one another in the name of brotherhood. We live at other men’s expense, and then call ourselves heroically self-sacrificing for so doing.