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NCLB means gifted kids are learning comparatively less

October 23, 2009

I know we have heard a lot of press about NCLB. However, it can’t be repeated often enough that creating a world where we want everyone to achieve milestones at exactly the same time hurts gifted kids.

In a recent article in the Star Tribune in Minnesota, a curriculum expert looks at the unintended results of No Child Left Behind on top learners.

[W]ith the current accountability systems and funding disparities, our most capable students will continue to experience the tragedy of neglect, boredom and an ever-widening gap between what they are learning and what they are capable of learning.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

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