The Toxic Consequences of Gifted Programs

How the gifted/average divide affects both sides

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On Being ‘Average’

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  1. No one gave a shit that I wasn’t gifted. No one had ever asked. I was the one who kept talking about it, beating myself up about it, and making it into something much bigger than what it was. No. One. Cared.

On Being ‘Gifted’

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  1. When you move away from home and into res, no one is around to put pressure on you. Suddenly, there are no overbearing parents, attentive teachers, or IEPs to guide you along your path. You’re left to your own devices and expected to, for the first time, keep yourself motivated. And hey, as it turns out, life is GREAT without that pressure, so would you be in a rush to put it on yourself?
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