Filed under: NYC Gifted and Talented Program | Tags: ps 139 brooklyn, soar program
Well, it looks like a very popular Brooklyn gifted and talented program gets the axe. PS 139 in Ditmas Park plans to eliminate their G&T program to promote more diversity amongst the student population. It looks like the decision wasn’t made by the DOE but rather from the school itself. It seems there were complaints from parents that this particular gifted and talented program was full of white students while most of the general ed population skews mostly black and Hispanic.
According to the letter below the principal told parents: “Our Kindergarten classes will be heterogeneously grouped to reflect the diversity of our student body and the community we live in.”
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