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California's Department of Education has announced that the gap between well-performing students and their less able peers must disappear
Such an effort would involve faculty holding well-performing students back, even while pushing their less intellectual peers forward
Released on Tuesday, the sprawling, hundreds of pages-long manifesto delivered by the California Health Department described how schools must focus on “active efforts”
Starting at the beginning of K-12 education to ensure no “gifted and talented” or advanced tracking programs take hold among the faculty, the policy implies to parents that if they want the same free public education as anywhere else in their school district, they have no choice but to subject their kids
“We reject ideas of natural gifts and talents,” the proposal states, insisting “there is no cutoff determining when one child is ‘gifted’ and another is not.” The proposal also wants to “replace ideas of innate . . . ‘giftedness’
“We reject ideas of natural gifts and talents,”
“replace ideas of innate mathematics ‘talent’ and ‘giftedness’ with the recognition that every student is on a growth pathway.”
Other states including Oregon, Virginia, and Illinois have eagerly embraced the idea.