Should the State restore funding for the Gifted and Talented Program?

Yes 113 votes

54.85%

No 86 votes

41.75%

Undecided 7 votes

3.40%

206 total votes

Comments

kate moore 3 years, 6 months ago

We often compare ourselves to other countries in terms of eucation, and feel we come out on the short end of that comparison, but one very real difference between our school system and educational systems in Asia, for example, is the value placed on students of the highest academic ability. As a gifted facilitator, I often hear that 'those kids will get what they need anyway' and monies spent are begrudged. The fact is that dollars invested in our strongest academic students are dollars invested in the popultion that will provide the top flight probhlem solvers---and we surely have a sufficiency of problems to solve. Americans all too often fear that celebrating and investing in our brightest scholars will lead to elitism; that is shortsighted. Bringing our gifted students to their highest potential will pay tremendous dividends in the future.

Kate Moore Gifted Facilitator Manhattan High School Manhattan, Kansas 66502 former PHS English teacher

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