Why every student in California should have access to ‘gifted’ classes

Academic success is as much dependent on how students feel about themselves as the letter grades that fill their transcripts. In fact, the two might be more correlated than they appear.

When I was in first grade, my parents applied for a local elementary school in Fresno that featured a so-called Gifted and Talented Education program. The school was nationally recognized and boasted impressive academic success rates, so who wouldn’t want to send their kid there?

After passing a test, I was admitted into the school. My family was so excited. I had gained access to take strategically accelerated courses taught by specially trained teachers.

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