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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is making headlines suited for satire. A commission he assembled recently released a report recommending the elimination of gifted programs in order to reduce inequality—a remedy of Harrison Burgeron proportions. Unfortunately, as a general nationwide trend, public schools have already neglected the top students in favor of an egalitarian appearance, and New York stands ready to increase this worrying trend
One particularly neglected aspect of gifted accommodations is grade acceleration, or what most call “skipping a grade.” Much like other areas of educational choice, it is often opposed without much merit. Critics are often concerned with social stigma and children not fitting in or receiving equal treatment………………….