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Of course rigor is for students with special needs, just like it is for gifted students, at-risk students, and everyone else. Rigor is about helping students move beyond where they are to a higher level, and that is for each student. To deny some students that opportunity is to say, "you aren't worth it because you can't learn." I have only heard that phrase once from a teacher (now a former teacher). I hope to never hear it again.