Discrimination in Gifted Education Must End

It is understandable that school administrators and teachers focus their attention on the students who face the greatest academic struggles in the classroom. I did this myself when I was the chancellor of the New York City schools more than a decade ago, with an emphasis on reducing the dropout rate and enabling more students to graduate. But in doing so, educators fail to pay enough attention to the needs of some of the brightest students.

Millions of K-12 students are capable of more challenging coursework than they are currently assigned. A …

[Source:-Education Week]