Where all the children are above average

In the D.C. area they’ve tossed out IQ tests so up to 72% of all children are “gifted and talented”. Going on IQ, I could have been considered gifted and talented, yet never amounted to much, so I’m not saying that these tests are the beginning and end of child evaluations but a 72% ratio would seem to dilute the brand remarkably.


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5 responses to “Where all the children are above average

  1. Greenwich Ex-Pat

    This word “gifted” is bandied about to where its original meaning is utterly destroyed. In some parts of the South, it means the opposite and it’s actually a sort of code for a kid with a problem. Newspeak. They’re “gifted”, so they need, uh, special help to develop their gifts.

    And of course, everybody is a star! Everyone’s a winner! You are the universe!

  2. Walt

    Dude –
    Going by IQ, you may very well be gifted and talented. Based on your writing abilities, you are still a load.
    Your Pal,

  3. Anonymous

    Even upscale Wash (NW and Bethesda/McLean) is a bunch of parents who were moron English majors from various Ivy colleges who couldn’t succeed in any quant major…nor any lucrative quant industry like finance or tech
    No surprise they have retards as rugrats

  4. Anonymous

    “achievement gap” solved in D.C.!

  5. anonymous

    ugh- once again, grooming lazy entitled children that expect to get something for nothing. i guess those teachers are just doing a fabulous job…..