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A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students, Volume II
The Templeton National Report on Acceleration, supporting evidence.
paperback, 180 pages
Published October 2004 by The University of Iowa, Iowa City
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Sad state of gifted education since "No Child Left Behind". (No child left behind, but no child gets ahead, either!) Teachers are forced to tailor their teaching to the needs of the lowest students, and bright students are left to fend for themselves.
This is actually not a book but rather the findings of a study on gifted and talented children. I read this "book"- both parts 1 and 2 as my family tried to make the decision as to whether or not to have 1 of our children skip a grade. Having made the decision to have the child straddle 2 grades, I then received this book and was shocked to find that almost everything the study had said was true. Based on the findings of this report AND the results of our child's experience, we chose to have her ...more
A well written overview of the myths/truths surrounding the acceleration of students and the cost to the individual and society as a whole as we allow our best and brightest in the nation to languish and mark time in the classroom. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary teachers and administrators even today continue to influence and sometimes determine decisions about student acceleration based on emotion rather than a data driven process. Should be required reading for parents of gifted ...more