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The Meaningless Buzzword That's Destroying American Education

Brian Stone | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
Brian Stone

Rigor. The Merriam-Webster dictionary says it means, among other things, "an act of strictness, severity or cruelty." As horrible as that sounds, the word rigor has spread like a bad plague that makes up look like down.

Rotten Apples? It May Be the Principal of the Thing

Randy Turner | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Randy Turner

To far too many of those who are making the decisions in our nation's schools, teachers are interchangeable parts; one is just as good as another. If they weren't smart enough to get out of the classroom and get into a higher paying job, they deserve whatever they get.

Rigor or Rigor Mortis?

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

How does the daily innovator manage the tension between imaginative, diverse thinking and an organization's natural aspiration to control?

What is Academic Rigor?!

Lori Ungemah | Posted 09.18.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Rigor is pushing yourself beyond what is easy. Sports, reading, math, anger management, dieting -- to make progress in anything there has to be an element of rigor. Plain and simple.

The Perfect Place to Write

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Finding the inspiration and the creativity to continue the journey of our lifetime requires a flexible mindset and the ability to imagine unheard of scenarios able to enable the travel in time.

Politics and Parsnips: Obama's Common Core

Susan Ohanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Ohanian

The NYT called this Common Core national standards effort "a bipartisan project at variance with the highly polarized political mood in Washington." I call it a unilateral policy leaving out teachers, students, and parents.