Tuesday, November 27, 2007

'No Child' Law May Slight The Gifted, Experts Say

...according to an article in the Washington Post. I say...you don't have to be an "expert" to have figured this one out.


Some scholars are joining parent advocates in questioning whether the education law No Child Left Behind, with its goal of universal academic proficiency, has had the unintended consequence of diverting resources and attention from the gifted.

Proponents of gifted education have forever complained of institutional neglect. Public schools, they say, pitch lessons to the broad middle group of students at the expense of those working beyond their assigned grade. Now, under the federal mandate, schools are trained on an even narrower group: students on the "bubble" between success and failure on statewide tests.

Read more HERE.

No comments: