Tax Referendum for Schools
I noticed in yesterday's local newspaper that the citizens of Tuscaloosa gave approval of a tax referendum signaling their support of the local city schools. I suppose the current academic rigor of pushing the students beyond what is easy continues to be successful for our school system,and this is to be applauded.
However, there is something we should consider, and that is, every minute of every class day cannot nor should not be rigorous. Learning cannot be all rigor, all the time. There must be time set aside to pause and reflect on this learning, have fun, gather momentum, and resume the task, or classroom instruction. The fact of the matter is that too much rigor will serve to stifle the learning process.