Smart kids left behind? Hardly

In a New York Times op-ed this week, Tom Loveless and Mike Petrilli claim that gifted students “suffer from benign neglect” since the enactment of NCLB. This should alarm policymakers, educators, parents, grandparents, college consultants…  If only it were true, that is. It’s not.   I’m not going to quibble about their data (even though it’s not quite accurate) because