The topic is GT Education and how it may fit into Becker's analysis of school discrimination in a series of posts he calls 'Still Separate, Still Unequal.'
As an educator whose career really began in earning a GT certificate in a cohort led by Carl Herbert, whom I consider one of the finest teachers I've ever met, I all too often cringe at the assumptions made regularly with regard to GT education. So, I had to pipe in to the discussion a bit.
Here's a snippet of Becker's analysis:
As vexing as it is to define what it means to be "disabled," many of the problems with the assignment of students to gifted education programs have to do with a lack of agreement and an overall subjectivity around defining giftedness. Thus, the discrimination here is more evident and explicit.
(go check it out and take part in the conversation).