Change the way Gifted and Talented Programs are tested

Change the way Gifted and Talented Programs are tested

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The issue is many people are getting insufficient educations due to deadlines relating to the gifted and talented programs. We are limiting the success of children in our society by limiting their potential at a young age. We are cutting off their ability to tap resources that could benefit them immensely. 
We don’t do this intentionally but do it with deadlines that corelate to certain students' birthdays. Those who’s birthdays are right after the deadline for the gifted and talented selection date are most likely to be in the program. This is due to those students born after that date get extra time before the first test. After the first test, it becomes increasingly hard to get into the program as most schools don’t even test a second time, and those students who are in the program from kindergarten get a higher level of education which leads to them staying in the program and the bar to get in being raised. We need to change it so that the gifted and talented program tests are administered at the same point in a child's life so there is an equal chance for every child of getting in.  For this to change we need the Department of Education to sign off on a law that would change the requirements for the gifted and talented program. We need the DOE because they are the ones who handle legislature for schools and their programs such as GAT. 
They need to change the time they are tested to the child’s 8th Birthday as then would be the best time to see if the child is gifted because they are really beginning to get an idea for school and the effect it carries. This would allow an equal opportunity for students to get into accelerated learning programs. 
The students need to be able to have an equal opportunity to get into gifted and talent programs that way we can grow as a society. Because by hindering the learning of our youth, we limit the potential of humanity. 

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