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Opinion/Letter: Vast majority of students 'gifted': An absurdity?

Opinion/Letter: Vast majority of students 'gifted': An absurdity?

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Re: “86% in grades 3-11 ID’d as gifted,” The Daily Progress, June 14 online, June 15 in print:

I am reminded of “A Prairie Home Companion,” where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average.”

Eighty-six percent of children in Charlottesville schools, third through 11th grades, are identified as gifted.

Does anyone else see this as absurd?

Virginia Cenedella

Albemarle County

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