I came across this article and totally agree. There’s no hope for my boys to see any change at this point with just one more year of high school left, and I doubt Ali will see many changes as she enters high school next year. Miranda might see some improvement in the education system if we get a democrat in the house to try and fix what has been falling apart for the last 7.5 years. The republican candidates have no plans on doing away with the No Child Left Behind Act.
They say the kids of today are the leaders of the future. With the level of education they are receiving today, that’s a little scary! All these programs that are supposedly for “advanced” kids are really what should be the norm. Many of those kids aren’t really advanced but rather right where they should be. I think it’s more accurate to say there are many kids who are performing below grade level, and they’ve become the new norm. I’m not saying this as a jealous mom. I have two who are “labeled” as advanced myself! I agree they are very bright, but I wouldn’t call them geniuses or abnormally gifted & talented. Of course I’m proud of them, but I’m also a realist.