What do you do when the notion of child giftedness is under siege? If you’re a selective private or public school, you’re in a quandary.
No longer do parents sit back, passively waiting to see if their children get the label. No, now parents have learned you can game whatever the flawed ranking system. In a little over twelve months, the game has completely changed.
The schools don’t know what to do. Maybe change the test?
From The New York Times today:
The city will search for a new admissions test for its gifted and talented public school programs, a Department of Education official said on Monday, in part to address concerns that some families were “gaming” the test through extensive preparation.