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Cut Down the Tall Trees: De Blasio Goes Full "Hutu Militia" on NYC's Gifted and Talent

• https://www.revolver.news/2021/10/bill-de-blasio-g

From NBC News:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a plan Friday to phase out the gifted and talented programs for elementary school students that many educators say discriminate against Black and Hispanic children enrolled in the nation's largest public school system.

The gifted and talented program will be replaced by a program in which all children are thrown into a Harrison Bergeron-like "pool" where everyone is special. How big is this enlarged pool? Large enough to potentially encompass the entire population of New York's public schools.

It will be replaced by a program called "Brilliant NYC" that will expand the pool of students being offered accelerated learning, and not limit it to just the incoming kindergarteners who scored well on an optional exam that put them on a path to attend the city's elite middle schools and high schools.