New York City could be on the verge of dismantling gifted programs at its elementary and middle schools. Taking that step could make things even worse for some of the children it aims to help.
The words “gifted”, “precocious” and “high potential” represent different ways of seeing and valuing exceptional abilities.
America's low-income but high-achieving kids fail to find the necessary resources, and consequently fall behind. This has huge implications for innovation as well as the GDP.
Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.