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Monday, October 22nd, 2012
For the past two weeks, we have been bringing you opinions about the education of gifted children in NYC’s public high schools. The issue arose when the NAACP complained to the Federal Department of Education that the current test for children seeking admission to the city’s specialized high schools does not predict academic success.
Their complaint alleges that the test’s reliance on reading and mathematics precludes the measurement of other skills which contribute to overall intelligence. They say that it disregards a student’s grades, participation in extra-curricular activities and leadership qualities.