Why Is It
Important to Advocate for Gifted Children and Youth?
Gifted children are the only
exceptional learners not protected under federal law for a
free and appropriate public education.
Less than 2 cents of every 100 educational
dollars is spent on gifted education in the U.S.
Gifted children are at a greater risk for
Many gifted children have mastered 35-50% of the
school curriculum in the five core subject areas before
their school year begins.
Without appropriate challenges, gifted students are
likely to regress to normal or below normal levels
America's top students do not perform
well when compared with their counterparts around the
Most public school teachers are not
equipped to deal with the special needs of gifted children
because they have no specific training in gifted
If we don't stand up for
brightest students, who