Rigor on Trial

Wagner, Tony
January 2006
Education Week;1/11/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 18, p28
This article presents views of the author on children's education in the U.S. Educators appear to have come to a consensus that all children deserve a challenging and rigorous education. The author had an opportunity last year to explore these and related questions in depth with a remarkable group of educators. As a follow-up to his commentary "Secondary School Change," in which he introduced the idea of the new three R's of rigor, relevance, and respectful relationships, a group of principals in Kona, Hawaii, challenged him to help them think about what those three R's actually look like in the classroom.


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