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2019-08-30 Home Front: Politix
Killing Gifted & Talented programs is de Blasio’s next step in war on excellence in education
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Posted by Fred 2019-08-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [206 views ]  Top

#1 I'm sure rich people won't be discommoded.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-08-30 04:59||   2019-08-30 04:59|| Front Page Top

#2 If you educate the slave class they get uppity.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-08-30 11:59||   2019-08-30 11:59|| Front Page Top

#3 Idiot. Gifted & Talented programs tend to be fairly inexpensive, and also result in lots of outside awards won independently by students, leading to kudos for the school system. While ideally it takes a teacher with advanced training to challenge the 1-5% of students who demonstrate both higher intelligence and creative/lateral thinking at an early age, and a dedicated classroom in the school building, the program itself can be done using inexpensive found materials and access to the internet or the school library. If a specialized teacher is not provided, any teacher can pull aside the occasional intellectually gifted child for independent study while the rest of the class learns in the usual way, once they know what to look for. Wikipedia has a pretty good overview of the thing.

The trailing daughters’ school district has an outstanding G&T program in addition to a full array of advanced (from first grade) and AP (college credit in high school) courses, one of the advantages of being a city-sized district out in the suburbs — the web page is here for those interested.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-08-30 12:37||   2019-08-30 12:37|| Front Page Top

#4 Another milestone on the road of Decline & Fall.

Ruin the Humanities & Social Sciences with identity politics idiocy and BS ideologies: check.

Ruin STEM with identity politics idiocy and low standards: check.

Ruin primary & secondary education with identity politics idiocy and hostility toward any standards at all: check.

This is how great nations are brought low.

Posted by Lex 2019-08-30 13:49||   2019-08-30 13:49|| Front Page Top

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