Wednesday, October 11, 2006

APS Ethics Scandal; worthy questions.

Students are taught that their character depends on their accountability to a higher standard, a code of ethical behavior, the Pillars of Character Counts. They are taught that their character is worth developing and protecting. It is the fundamental principle that we illustrate with the story of George Washington and the cherry tree. They are taught that their character counts; that it is worthy of deliberate and meaningful personal sacrifice.

The eight men and woman and their lawyers, who run APS are not accountable to the same standard. In practice, they are are not accountable even to the law.

Imagine that a student asks, why are there different standards? And then asks, why should I hold myself accountable to a higher standard, at some sacrifice, while you will not?

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