Posted on October 1, 2009 at 5:00pm
I was speaking to a dear friend today.
We were discussing the state of public education, among other things.
I recalled my own education.
I was in the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program during my 4th through 6th grade years.
I was encouraged to use my imagination, to think creatively.
My teachers actually laughed at my wise cracks. (sometimes...)
I remember visiting the regular classes and feeling like I was going into a prison.
No laughing, very… Continue