10 Aug The Unclear Future for Gifted-and-Talented Education
Will gifted-and-talented school programs still exist in five years?
Controversy has ramped up around the longtime practice of providing accelerated classes for selected students. Racial-justice movements highlighted inequalities, prompting changes in districts across the nation. Lawsuits related to these programs are pending in states including Virginia, Missouri and New York.
Critics say gifted-and-talented classes lead to racial segregation and take resources away from other students who need them. Even some proponents say changes may be needed in methods for selecting students and in the names of these programs, which many brand as elitist.
Published by Ben Chapman in Wall Street Journal.