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Re: Gifted

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Lauretta A. Hendricks-Backus (
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 08:05:04 -0500

I also work in a very low income inner city school. And yes my "poor
little rich girl" comment did overlook those low income "labeled gifted
kids". And I apologize. I work with low income gifted kids in my art
classes who are not "labeled" gifted because they do not test for gifted in
the "arts". But I know they are gifted because they are motivated and excel
in whatever they do in my class. So those "little rich" kids I am
referring to are the ones with the label who are complaining about being
bored. When I believe a gifted kid is a motivated kid who will excel with
or without the label. I have seen it done many times to my "unlabeled
gifted kids."

At 07:01 PM 10/20/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Lauretta, I can't believe that you wrote what you did about the
>underserved gifted kids. In my district, some of my gifted students
>live in such deplorable conditions, with no support for their learning,
>or even their life, that I have worked hard these past ten years to try
>to help them find a way out of this rural mess. Not every GIFTED or
>Talented students is anywhere near the middle our district,
>most are not even close.
>Charlotte, in rural northern California