Thursday night was my first for new grad class course. Title of course, "Teaching the Gifted and Talented." The teacher is actually very nice, Phd, black,with a kindergarten daughter. Her daughter is precocious, but both parents are way overeducated, multiple PhD's both. She smacked down school that wanted to test her daughter. She was onmark, 'the parents are causative of child's behavior.' She says the daughter may be 'gifted' but hasn't shown precocity beyond what she has been well exposed to. With that said, she wouldn't credit you and your wife or husband with as much. While study after study has proven that 'tracking works' it was pooh poohed, even though it was illustrated in the handout by the doctor. I wonder if the public is aware that there have been a multitude of studies that confirm that girls perform at a much higher level if in an all girls school? Same with deaf kids. Same with gifted kids. Same with multi-lingual kids. Never you mind, 'inclusion' is the way of the future, along with the slippage in ACT/SAT.