This is the eighth blog post in the ‘Obvious Truths We Shouldn’t Be Ignoring Series.’ This series is based upon eight ‘Obvious Truths’ presented by Alfie Kohn in his “Ten Obvious Truths That We Shouldn’t Be Ignoring” published in the September 2011 issue of The Education Digest.
“Just because a lesson (or book, or class, or test) is harder doesn’t mean it’s better.”
When it comes to academic rigor, many misconceptions ensue. Many people believe that a difficult test is better than an easier one. By the same token, a more challenging class is better than an easier one. As such, we view something which is more rigorous as better or more complete. Sadly, this is not always the case.