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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-09 10:59 PM
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6. I think it's code for
"people who the system would like to force into the hard sciences."

I was in one of those programs as a kid back in the 1970s. By nature I am very artsy and literary. I never cared about the science stuff and to this day don't have the kind of brain it takes to "do" hard science. I was always getting bawled out for being out to lunch or otherwise not interested in doing cryptography for the government or for flailing in math even though I was reading at an extraordinarily high level for my age or similar such crap. And then I got shit from my peers for being in the program at all. Couldn't win for trying.

When I was 17 I took a class in college from one of the pioneers in the field and called him on his lousy reasoning and loaded questions. The teachers in the class thought it was screamingly funny; he gave me a B for what I am assuming was not falling down and worshipping him for being one of the inventors of the TAG concentration camps. I decided I didn't want to teach K-12 any more because of that turd-brain.

Load of horse hockey, that stuff. Punishment for being bright. Lordy, don't get me started or I'll keep going all night.
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  - I think it depends on how you define the terms  blueraven95   Feb-14-09 10:50 PM   #1 
  - Well, I know I'm a good-ish writer.  lightningandsnow   Feb-14-09 10:53 PM   #3 
  - All IQ tests are good for  leftyclimber   Feb-14-09 11:01 PM   #7 
  - don't fall for it  Inchworm   Feb-14-09 10:52 PM   #2 
  - I think that's the point  pokerfan   Feb-14-09 10:56 PM   #4 
  - Dunno, but I'd like to smack them.  susanna   Feb-14-09 10:58 PM   #5 
  - I think it's code for  leftyclimber   Feb-14-09 10:59 PM   #6 
  - It's also code for  Radical Activist   Feb-14-09 11:17 PM   #12 
  - Dunno what it's like now,  leftyclimber   Feb-14-09 11:24 PM   #13 
  - You might be right. I never thought of it that way.  susanna   Feb-14-09 11:31 PM   #16 
  - Besides being a musician, I work as a substitute teacher, and work with "gifted" classes a lot  abq e streeter   Feb-14-09 11:04 PM   #8 
  - Some asshole probably.  Danger Mouse   Feb-14-09 11:06 PM   #9 
  - I don't know. I definitely do not qualify as gifted and talented.  Left Is Write   Feb-14-09 11:06 PM   #10 
  - Someone who didn't realize what a burden it is : )  sohndrsmith   Feb-14-09 11:07 PM   #11 
  - Someone's parents  mitchum   Feb-14-09 11:25 PM   #14 
  - I did. I was describing my older daughter  OmahaBlueDog   Feb-14-09 11:30 PM   #15 
 

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