Thursday, January 12, 2006

Seven Stupid Arguments Against Gifted Education

According to Dr. Frances Spielhagen, Assistant Professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY there are seven arguments used to justify reducing or eliminating education for gifted kids.

The seven stupid arguments are:

# 1: All children are gifted

#2: It is not fair to offer special services for gifted students.

#3: Gifted students learn on their own.

#4: Gifted programs are elitist.

#5: Gifted programs are racist.

#6: Gifted children are weird.

#7: Why bother? Gifted students pass the state tests.

Read the entire interview with Dr. Spielhagen at

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