Should gifted programs be part of special education?

09/29/2009 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

A Louisiana group of special educators has urged the state to remove gifted-student programs from special education, fearing they are taking valuable resources away from students with special needs. About 23,000 Louisiana students are classified as gifted, while 85,000 students have disabilities. Advocates of gifted education say advanced students lose out if not challenged.

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