Gifted education is suffering amid California budget crisis

05/5/2010 | San Francisco Chronicle

An increased focus on improving the achievement of struggling students is leaving many of California's most gifted students behind and threatening the country's ability to compete globally, some critics say. Budget shortages are depleting what little money is typically allocated for gifted education, and programs in schools across the state are being cut or eliminated. "It's not a rosy time for gifted education," said gifted-education expert Joseph Renzulli.

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