A Missouri lawmaker's bill would create a new committee to look at the needs of the state's gifted students
Wrap: Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer says he is trying to improve education for gifted children.
Schafer says the current system is ignoring gifted students, but believes that education should maximize every student's potential.
|Description: Gifted children are an at-risk population, no different than kids at other ends of the spectrum. You'll find that gifted students have high drop out rates, have high rates of failure at upper grades, because they disengage.|
Schaefer's bill would designate one staff person and create a seven person committee that would focus on the needs of gifted children.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Michael Doudna
A Missouri lawmaker's bill could give gifted students special treatment in the classroom
Wrap: Republican Kurt Schaefer's new bill would designate one staff person and create a seven person committee focusing on the education needs of gifted children.
Schafer says schools should challenge students who become disengaged by normal curriculum.
Senator Ed Emery questioned Schaefer on what he-called the double-standard that could arise.
|Description: "well it sounds like you are saying that the system is good enough for the ungifted but it's not for the gifted"|
The senate committee could vote on the bill as early as next week.
Reporting from the state capital, I'm Michael Doudna