New York Times Questions the Handling of Gifted Students

THE GIFTED HAVE DRIFTED: Being a “gifted student” doesn’t necessarily mean that that student can learn and grow entirely on their own. The New York Times argued for this notion this week with their consolidated editorial on the slowing advancement of nearly 3 million “gifted” students in the U.S., a direct reaction to the recent release of PISA scores. Diane Ravitch critiqued the NYT editorial as having “limits and pitfalls,” claiming that the article fails to mention “the appalling poverty rates that crush the spirits of gifted students who are living in terrible circumstances.”

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