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|Gifted Children Once Again the Victims of Political Correctness|
| Why is it so wrong in the UK these days to say that a child wants to be stretched and challenged, not for political reasons but for the pleasure of knowing that they did it?
Yet, according to a news article by the BBC this week, the view of John Bangs of the Institute of Education is that the Level 6 SATS are just a 'dog whistle to the middle classes'.
In a statement issued by The National Association for Gifted Children, Denise Yates its Chief Executive said: "Why is it that when anything is done for those children who really want to be allowed to fly we bring out all the old chestnuts; it's about the middle classes; it's about pushy parents; it's about schools looking good. Just for once why can't we get ready to celebrate the achievement of a child who has been challenged and is looking forward to succeeding? This scheme is open to everyone and I know some very good schools in working class areas who will be celebrating the results with their children as well."
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