What’s the rush?
•One size doesn’t fit all
•Every year needs new learning
•Give grads the edge to get those premium jobs in the future
•5% of gifted students drop out of school
•It more likely that gifted student who are not accelerated will succumb to peer pressure by denying their giftedness in order to not feel different (Swiatek, 1995; Rimm 2002). Additionally highly gifted students who are not give acceleration opportunities tend to get discouraged and disengage with the regular curriculum (Gross, 2003).
So why hold ‘them’ back?