What's up with gifted education? The blogosphere speaks its mind

I have mixed feelings about the state of gifted education in the U.S. today. These feelings come from too many sources to name, but here are a few: 1. I was identified as a gifted child when I was six years old, and remained in gifted courses through high school graduation. I benefited tremendously from these special classes. When I took some mainstream classes in high school, I felt something, some spark, was missing from the classroom, even when I had great teachers. 2. As recently as 2005, 30 percent or more of children in my town were identified as gifted. And that's when the benchmark for giftedness was set at a score at the 95th percentile or higher on a standardized test. ...more

The education system in this country does not work on so many levels, and it will be a long time ... more