I have talked to my principal about this and he told me it was because of NCLB and how every student must be included.
As a teacher, I think it is horrible that you have been left behind. I agree that NCLB is a contradiction because for years we have been told that each student is individual and unique in their personalities, behaviors, and learning abilities. Your teachers should see the potential that you have and provide challenging opportunities and activities that will increase your learning. You are not the "helpers" for the "slower" kids, but are students that need a little more challenge. This type of teaching is sometimes called differentiated instruction. I hope that you will find a good teacher that will recognize and appreciate you gifts and talents. Please consider yourself fortunate that you are so bright. My students who are wonderfully creative and talented in their own ways have to have 30 or more repetitions to learn even some simple concepts.
Write your congressperson and insist that they revamp NCLB. You can be a voice for change! Good Luck.
I thought that every school had a gifted and talented class (honors or AP). Even when I was in elementary school by the time that I was in 3rd grade there was a gifted class. That is not right for them to hold you all back. There should be classes for slower learners, average, and above average.
wat state do u live in? if its CA then u can get into the G.A.T.E program ( gifted and talented education program) and when u finish it after 8th u get to earn scholarships in their programs! ( science olympiad and special recommendations)that's wat i am. :) im gifted. :D if its every student? don't they mean the slow ones? geeeezz. us gifted don't get anything round here. XD
I know how you feel, but I don't consider myself gifted (I am not). Statistically, actually less than 1% of people are gifted, but my school has programs like that for students who aren't actually gifted, just very smart (not saying thats you, but in the 3% a lot of the kids aren't). Anyway, I learn pretty fast and the only problem I have in school is paying attention because I don't feel like learning the same thing, every year over and over again. I know how to do algebra and all of that stuff! I don't need to learn it again. A little review is fine, but relearning it is stupid. I would much rather learn new stuff. I am in accelerated classes and they are harder but I learn much more and it is much more fun. I didn't get into science and math though, and those are the most boring classes because I am not in accelerated. In 6th grade, they put me in an inclusion class (not as one of the inclusion kids though) and it was a joke! Kids took, like a half an hour to read one paragraph, were I read the book in little time. It was stupid, I hated it. I also get very good grades on my state tests, I haven't failed and I haven't been doing poorly in school, why do I have to take these stupid state tests every year when I could be learning something? The no child left behind act is stupid, students who have difficulty (and believe me, the teachers can tell) should have to take state tests every year, not the rest of us who are doing perfectly fine!
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