NYC to phase out Gifted and Talented program

Critics say the programs unfairly favor white and American Asian youngsters, as well as families with means.
By: | October 8, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio is phasing out New York City’s Gifted and Talented program for the Big Apple’s smartest young students, The Post has confirmed.

In a major act in the final months of his administration, de Blasio is ending the selective program which critics say unfairly favors white and American Asian youngsters, as well as families with means.

Current students in the program will stay in the accelerated-learning classes, but they will be completely eliminated by Fall 2022, ending the current testing for four-year-old city kids.

Read more at The New York Post.