Monday, January 22, 2007

Save the Date

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Illinois gifted education advocates and their families are encouraged to head to the Springfield, IL on Wednesday, April 18 for Please Don’t Leave Our Children Behind.

It’s a day to focus the attention of the Illinois legislature on the issues of gifted children and the horrible disservice our fine state does to them.* Don't believe me? Check out the chapter on public education in Alissa Quart's book, Hothouse Kids: the Dilemma of the Gifted Child. Illinois provides the textbook example of what happens and who suffers when a state removes mandated funding for gifted education. But I digress....

Join me and the boys in Springfield as we attempt to influence our elected officials. We won't be doling out generous campaign contributions (remember, all our spare cash goes to pay for the private gifted school), but when they see Splinter in his little blue blazer with his big pleading eyes, our legislators will have a hard time saying No. At least, that's what happens to me. Contact for more information on this special day.

Anybody wanna carpool?

*(Until they get to high school in which case there's a free public institution that serves the best and brightest science and math students.)

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