Ifted education programs for highly talented and/or intelligent children are an inefficient financial drain on public schools

The gist of this paper is that as schools face increasingly tight budgets against a down national economy, programs being cut to save money should focus as a primary target classes for the so-called Giftedand highly creative students. The post-school outcomes of such programs -economically and socially -do not support the investment. And they further risk creating an Eliteclass of young adults who expect special privileges.