In total 4,000 kids in 27 districts around the city qualified for gifted and talented kindergarten programs next year. The numbers have risen but only in wealthy areas. Last year 3,544 incoming kindergartners qualified for gifted and talented classes. How talented can a kid be at 6 years old. Most kids haven’t tried to even do anything that requires skill and practice. Give them a break!!
Students who qualify for gifted programs but do not have one in their district can travel to outside districts for the classes. Great make that one smart kid from Bed Sty travel a few hours in the morning to get to school until they are Zombies too!!!