#1 NYC school cuts popular gifted program over lack of diversity: report by algernonpj 31.01.2014 12:17

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NYC school cuts popular gifted program over lack of diversity: report
By Jessica Chasmar
The Washington Times
Thursday, January 30, 2014

A popular gifted-student program at a New York City elementary school is getting the ax after school officials decided it lacked diversity.

PS 139 Principal Mary McDonald told parents in a letter Jan. 24 that Students of Academic Rigor, or SOAR, would no longer accept applications for incoming kindergartners, the New York Daily Newsreported.

“Our Kindergarten classes will be heterogeneously grouped to reflect the diversity of our student body and the community we live in,” Miss McDonald said in the letter posted on Flickr.com.
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One mother conceded the program did have a lot of white students, but worried gifted students now won’t be challenged enough.

“Where are they going to put the higher-level students? Sometimes, there are different levels, and teachers can’t handle all the levels in one class,” she told the Daily News.

In a follow-up letter sent to parents Monday, Miss McDonald wrote: “At PS 193, we believe that all children can learn and achieve high standards. We also know that we want all children at PS 193 to have equal access to high quality, challenging curriculum, and to have ample opportunities to master complex material and build academic and personal self-confidence. We also want our classes to reflect the diversity of our community. We believe we can have both: classrooms characterized by rigor and diversity.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014...am-over-lack-d/

#2 RE: NYC school cuts popular gifted program over lack of diversity: report by Frank Cannon 31.01.2014 13:06

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This is awesome. The Leftist and Zero claim the reason for all our economic problems is because we aren't educating kids and spending enough money. Now we have these same Commie Pinko bastards getting rid of vouchers and advanced placement programs that are actually educating for flimsy and vile reasons.

As for this mother that is complaining. I'll bet a nickle be is a DeBlazio Socialist voter so she has two options. She can either stay in her Commie wonderland and let her kid slip into stupidity by keeping them in this failing system or she can move to where schools educate people.

#3 RE: NYC school cuts popular gifted program over lack of diversity: report by Sanguine 31.01.2014 13:44

It lacked diversity - isn't that the plan? All gifted students?

#4 RE: NYC school cuts popular gifted program over lack of diversity: report by Cincinnatus 31.01.2014 16:51

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Collectivists HATE to see anyone excel in anything except maybe sports or entertainment, and not even then sometimes. Individual achievement contradicts their basic ideological belief we are all but a flock of sheep with few, if any, meaningful differences. They, of course, are the sheepherders.

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