First, two quick definitions:
Medium – something in a middle position.
Rare – not found in large numbers, consequently valuable.
There enormous pressure in schools for parents to thrust their children into the middle. The middle of a peer group, the flow of the curriculum, the standard college-bound timeline, and many other mediums.
There’s also enormous pressure in schools for leaders to thrust their school into the current trends of what other great schools are doing.
However, it’s nearly impossible for something that’s medium to be rare.
So that’s the challenge – dare to be rare.