I first started advocating for exceptionally bright children in Ontario in the early 1980s. Back then, there were new initiatives and funding to support the education of identified exception children. It soon became obvious, though, that if the school board didn’t “identify” children, they wouldn’t have to provide programming for them.
And now, thirty-five years later, it seems that nothing has changed. Or at least that’s what this article in the Vancouver Sun hints at:
The percentage of gifted students is down, but probably because schools are no longer identifying as many students as gifted.
Of course, you can’t always believe everything you read.
Read the rest of the article at: Vancouver Sun, Oct 18th, 2015