To Be Young, ‘Gifted’ And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher

“When a student is identified as “gifted,” the label is a vote of confidence — as in the indelible Nina Simone song. It also comes with a prize package: extra services, accelerated classes, individualized learning plans. The availability of these services varies widely from district to district. The chances of being identified as gifted also varies — notably, by race.

A new, national study finds that black students are about half as likely as white students to be put on a “gifted” track — even when they have comparable test scores.”

Read the full story via NPR: To Be Young, ‘Gifted’ And Black, It Helps To Have A Black Teacher