Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Favorite comments of '10: GPC on gifted programming

(Where every child is labeled gifted)

GPC

It isn't just parent initiative. I know a couple of kids who are in gifted programs who were placed by the schools. The parents never requested that they be placed in gifted programs. Both of these kids are below grade level in Math. I don't know about reading. So, it seems that schools have some desire to place poorly performing students in these programs. I'm not sure why. 

I knew a mother who went through months of school visits to get her son into an honors Math program at his elementary school. They were very reluctant to put him into the program even though he got all A's in Math. That was in the mid 90s. Things have obviously changed a lot since then.

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