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Originally posted by Roundtree
I'm sure many of you have heard of the gifted program, if not, it is a program set up basically to first identify "gifted" children, and then bring them all to different schools to learn different things, once a week. They took IQ tests, constantly gave us projects which were high complexity for 7-8 year olds, as well as other mentally challenging tests. The wierd thing was out of say 7-8 schools in the area, there were only 20 of us in the gifted program, called Odyssey in my region.
Was this an attempt to get the intelligent children on the books? find out who they are and watch them as they mature?
Also, how many of us ended up here? the gifted program taught us to reason, to ask why and how things happen, which is what this and other conspiracy sites are all about. Id advise you all to research star children, and compare the characteristics to the gifted program. I'm sure that we are in a record somewhere, identified as possible star children or something, what are your guys' thoughts?
Originally posted by NihilistSanta
A question for people who were selected for these programs did you notice any demographic patterns in these programs? race, poverty level etc? Looking back I don't recall any black students in the challenge classes in my school nor at the Cullowhee Experience although they did have an international group from the Dominican Republic who attended regularly but I recall some of those kids parents were ambassadors and such.
Lack of Accountability and Reporting • 18 states do not collect information about students in the state who are identified as gifted and talented. • 21 states do not monitor or audit district programs for gifted and talented students.
However it has been something that has bothered me over the years. I could not understand how I was denied entry into my schools program yet was given a recommendation from the very same school and teachers to attend a national program for gifted youth.