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NYC schools end ‘gifted and talented’ program after too many white, Asian students enroll

An elementary school in Brooklyn is ditching its Gifted and Talented program because it benefits white and Asian students more than others.

And New York City education officials not only approved the move, they plan to recommend the same for all schools across the district.

The city Department of Education recently approved plans developed by school leaders at P.S. 9 last summer to do away with the Gifted and Talented program because it wasn’t as “diverse” as the school in general, the New York Daily News reports.

The program is offered to kindergartners based on the results of a test they take at age four, and students stay with the accelerated classes through fifth grade. But increasing opposition to testing and a hyperfocus on race is drawing calls to abolish one of the few challenging options for high-achievers.

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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