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Re: “Governor's School blues

GS wasn't about winning the Cold War. It was about this, from Opening Windows, the document upon which GS is based:

"Gifted persons and leaders, by definition, are outstanding, and, consequently, are many times looked upon as being eccentric (sometimes expressed as "un-democratic" in a highly mistaken use of the term). Thus, our gifted leaders often have special problems of adjustment: of understanding themselves and of relating properly to society. For example, far too often highly intellectual persons or academically talented ones are dubbed "eggheads" and "screwballs." If a person so dubbed does not understand the motives of such dubbing, or does not otherwise have psychological insight into the meaning of this social phenomenon, he may be caused, by pressure of fear of being rejected by his social peers, to suppress development of his giftedness. Much creativity and leadership is lost to society by reason of this vicious treatment of our creative and innovative talent."

In a world where gifted students are often bullied, ostracized, ridiculed, and ignored, GS teaches them that it is not only OK to be smart, that intelligence is something to celebrate and nurture.

Jim Hart
GSW 1979
Formerly of LaGrange

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Posted by Jim Hart on 07/27/2011 at 10:17 PM

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