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Subject: Re: Gifted and Neglected Date: 9/20/2012 3:02 PM
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SeattlePioneer writes,

We see the same thing with Democrats promoting programs of discrimination against the wealthy.

I wouldn't worry too much about that.

A few years ago they listed all Connecticut towns in order of the percentage of kids diagnosed as "learning disabled". With all the crack babies in Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, you'd expect to see one of those cities at the top of the list. Instead wealthy Greenwich had the highest percentage of learning disabled kids in the state. You'd have though the CDC would be called in to see if there was something in the water causing this epidemic of disability.

It turns out that you get extra time to take the SAT test if you have a diagnosis of ADD or something similar. Many wealthy parents were going from doctor to doctor until their kid got the 'correct' diagnosis. Obviously, extra time to take the test would be a significant advantage to a able-brained student.

Wealthy Sons & Daughters of Privilege will find a way to game the system no matter what.

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