> OTOH, sometimes teachers react to giftedness, thinking reflexively that
> either the parents are too pushy (and it's bad for the child), or thinking
> for other reasons it's not good for kids to be exceptionally advanced. This
> is also damaging, a lot of times. In other cases, though, they are right on -
> sometimes parents do push too hard.
It has a lot to do with the Leveler beliefs of the NEA.
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Robert Anson Heinlein