Maryland County School System Bans Use of “Gifted and Talented”

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

We can’t reward those who work hard and are academically talented, at least that’s the proposal in Baltimore County public schools in the state of Maryland:

Such is the proposal of Superintendent Dallas Dance who wants to “codify the approach in a new policy,” according to The Baltimore Sun.

The term “gifted and talented” would be replaced with the title “Advanced Academics” — and “umbrella name” which would include not only gifted and talent students, but those in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes.

In yet another instance of a dopey educational fad, schools in Baltimore County, Maryland will no longer use the “gifted and talented” moniker for students so identified, and these students will continue to be denied separate classes.