De Blasio vs. educational excellence: NYC schools are moving toward the lowest common denominator

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Earlier this month, as it tries selling the city on a major, 11th-hour reform, the Department of Education invited families from Manhattan’s District 2 to learn more about Mayor de Blasio’s proposed gifted-and-talented replacement, Brilliant NYC. We were told that we would help “co-create” programs to serve the city’s most precocious young learners. Senior Deputy Chancellor Marisol Rosales presented the blueprint for the plan and said that starting next year, the city will train all 4,000 kindergarten teachers to offer an accelerated instructional model to 65,000 incoming kindergarteners. Families in my district were skeptical, and I don’t blame them.

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