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the three Rs

Definition of the three Rs in English:

Reading, writing, and arithmetic, regarded as the fundamentals of learning: why couldn’t they just leave well alone and let pupils concentrate on the three Rs?
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  • An annual poll of headteachers shows that increasing numbers of them think the policies being used to improve pupils' grasp of the three Rs in primary schools are working.
  • Perhaps society would be better off if its schools stuck to the three Rs and did a solid job in domains where they enjoy both competence and wide public support.
  • Researchers identified a steady rise in time spent on the three Rs by juniors in England over the six years to 2002.
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