Topic suggested by reader:
Advice for parents of gifted children considering the public system
"I am afraid there is no way to come off not sounding elitist, and possibly classist or racist, with this question, but I do think it bears asking. My daughter will be one of those entering K reading, counting to 50 (or maybe 100), and having great insight and curiousity into how things work in the world around her. She will be fully prepared for K. One of the things that is attractive about many private schools is that they (purport to) cater to children's individual learning. One great fear about SFUSD and the whole climate of NCLB is that the system is expending many resources (money, time, focus) on those who are lagging. As a member of this community and world, I want every child to have an equal chance to excel. As the parent of my daughter, I want her to be challenged and not be penalized because she is 'ahead' of where others in her class are."