First Up...This spring, the News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer reported that children of affluent means are often disproportionately enrolled in gifted education programs. Their findings show that students who are at lower income levels, minorities, and/or non-native English speakers are overlooked for advanced coursework despite demonstrating the skillset and test scores to enroll and compete. Non-white students are looked over for gifted and advanced coursework programs across the state.
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