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Re: gifted info

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Ellyn Wenk (ellyn)
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 19:32:44 -0500


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> I am sorry to see that
> people who are labeled, gifted or not, are not equal.

Sandra

> Who said they are not equal? Being identified gifted is done because
> the gifted students simply need their curriculums adjusted so that
> they can actually be taught something when they come to school! In
> reality the gifted students are the ones who are not treated equally.
> Often the curriculums are set to the average students and teachers
> spend most of their time with the slow students. The slower students
> have tons of support staff taking them out of class to teach this and
> that. The students who have mastered skills are forced to sit and
> wait for the majority to catch up to them. Some times they may go
> weeks before they learn one new thing in school. Yes, it is nice to
> say they are there for the learning of getting along with others and
> being nice. But don't they deserve an education as well?

> Yes, It is a crime that the gifted students are not treated equally in
> our school systems.
> Ellyn
>
>


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 I am sorry to see that
people who are labeled, gifted or not, are not equal.
Sandra

Who said they are not equal?  Being identified gifted is done because the gifted students  simply need their curriculums adjusted so that they can actually be taught something when they come to school!   In reality the gifted students are the ones who are not treated equally.  Often the curriculums are set to the average students and teachers spend most of their time with the slow students.  The slower students have tons of support staff taking them out of class to teach this and that.  The students who have mastered  skills are forced to sit and wait for the majority to catch up to them. Some times they may go weeks before they learn one new thing in school.  Yes, it is nice to say they are there for the learning of getting along with others and being nice.  But don't they deserve an education as well?

Yes, It is a crime that the gifted students are not treated equally in our school systems.
Ellyn
 
 
  

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