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As an example one teacher took more advanced students aside and asked them to do more work than their classmates; but as one of those students explained "...I'd rather be doing the more advanced work with other students, not just by myself".
We have a host of gifted students just getting by, or failing, because we fail to challenge them as a group most of the time. Maine has one school just for these kids the Maine School of Mathematics and Science is located in Limestone - and those students love it. But I don't think we're doing enough. These are the students that will be our leaders when they're older. We could do more.