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    Public schools can do better

    Hello...I'm Donna Shannon, former substitute teacher forced to homeschool my son because public schools refused to educate him appropriately. He was (is) very highly gifted and was intellectually at least 5 years ahead of his age peers, yet public school made him stay in "age-appropriate" classes where he was endlessly bored. He is also Black, and was therefore profiled to be just a troublemaker that needed controlling. They rushed to have him labeled ADHD and even suggested Special Ed, when he had been successfully participating in William & Mary's gifted program since age 4. In public school, he wanted to drop out. With homeschooling, he started college classes at 14. I wrote a book about the unfair treatment many highly gifted children and Black boys get in public schools, advocacy guidance, and the homeschool option.
    Last edited by Shannon; 12-28-2017 at 10:51 PM. Reason: typo

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