Today, we went to the scholarship banquet for AHEPA which was held at our church. Amongst the great bits in the keynote, this stood out: In the past, our goal was assimilation. That has changed. Now we want to excel! Somehow, that seems especially poignant when it comes to education. Many educators seem to be more concerned with the assimilation of slow students than the excellence of bright students. Do we really want to settle for assimilation?