2021-10-19

Chinese parents in New York protested against the cancellation of gifted classes. Can’t they work too hard?

By yqqlm yqqlm

Oct. 19 (Xinhua): Chinese parents in New York protested against the cancellation of gifted classes. Can’t they work too hard

recently, nearly 100 Chinese parents and elected officials in New York protested in front of the New York City Bureau of education against mayor Bai Sihao’s reckless cancellation of gifted classes regardless of the opinions of students’ parents

on January 13 this year, New York Mayor Beth Howe announced that the gifted class examination system would be abolished in 2022 and replaced by the “smart NYC” teaching program

Chinese parents in New York protested against the cancellation of gifted classes. Can’t they work too hard?

abolishing gifted classes has always been one of the educational reform goals implemented by Bai Sihao. Kalanza, director of the New York Bureau of education, once said that measuring the intelligence of four-year-old children with a single test will cause bad psychological hints to children who fail to pass the exam, They think they are not as smart as the children in the gifted class, which limits their future development

so, what is gifted class? Why has the change of the policy caused such a great response in society? What impact will the cancellation have on Chinese students? Let Xiaoqiao give you an in-depth interpretation

the gifted and Talented Program (GT) in the United States is a special class set up by various public schools for gifted children. The school identifies some characteristic children from the students, gathers them, and selects a certain time every week for centralized teaching and learning

is generally selected through examination, and different states generally have different selection methods. There are usually cognitive tests, and may include tests in mathematics and reading

Chinese parents in New York protested against the cancellation of gifted classes. Can’t they work too hard?(1)

gifted courses in New York apply for exams before applying to the school. Gifted test is a standardized test divided according to the age of students. It is similar to IQ test. It is used to find students who are gifted in learning. By collecting these children through the test, some parents who choose private schools because they are worried about the uneven quality of their classmates can return to the public system and improve the overall education level

all walks of life express different voices when canceling gifted classes

the policy of canceling gifted classes has just been introduced, which has aroused different voices from all walks of life. Gu Yaming, a New York City Councilor, said that the education problem in New York City is that there are too few high-quality education resources, and the number of some ethnic groups in gifted classes is small, because many school districts where their communities are located do not even have gifted classes, The examination should not be cancelled because of this

Corey Johnson, speaker of New York City, and Liu Chunyi, chairman of the New York City Education Committee of the State Senate, also support the continued existence of the gifted class project, but believe that the current admission system needs to be reformed. Zhang Sheng said that the gifted class project needs to be reassessed to ensure that all children have a fair opportunity to enter the project and do not take a single examination as the admission standard. He also called for the participation of parents, students, schools and other stakeholders in the reform process

Chinese parents in New York protested against the cancellation of gifted classes. Can’t they work too hard?(2)

Liu Chunyi said that it is necessary to re evaluate and improve gifted class projects in the future. The lack of seats in gifted classes and the admission system of single examination are all problems that should be solved

a Chinese American parent said that her eldest daughter didn’t pay for any tutors when she was admitted to the gifted class, but her family would accompany her to puzzle and play magic squares to develop her child’s intelligence. The gifted class provides the most suitable learning progress and environment for her daughter, and her daughter has benefited a lot. Now the mayor rashly cancels the project without any discussion with her parents. She believes that it is extremely unfair to her little daughter who is about to go to kindergarten

some people who advocated the abolition of gifted classes said that gifted classes were “unfair” and “unfair” and would lead to racial segregation

what is the impact of canceling gifted classes on Chinese students

according to the data, among the gifted students in New York City, Asians account for the most, reaching 43%, followed by 36% whites, and only 8% and 6% Hispanics and African Americans respectively

the cancellation of gifted classes undoubtedly has the greatest impact on Asian students, especially Chinese students

for children, a good upbringing environment and education system can help them improve their top-down self-regulation ability and make them more self-discipline, introspection and self promotion

Chinese parents in New York protested against the cancellation of gifted classes. Can’t they work too hard?(3)

for most Chinese parents, gifted classes can provide children with good learning progress and environment, and enable children to learn and progress in a more suitable environment. The abolition of gifted classes is very unfair to Asian Americans, especially Chinese Americans, who have been working hard

a Chinese American parent living in Washington Heights in Manhattan said that her daughter was bullied by her classmates every day when she was at school. Only after being informed by the school teacher did she apply for the gifted class. In such a good environment, children like to go to school very much and achieved excellent results. Nowadays, the cancellation of gifted classes will have a great impact on children’s body and mind

at present, the controversy over the cancellation of gifted classes continues, and the New York City Government has not made any new statement

Chinese parents in New York protested against the cancellation of gifted classes. Can’t they work too hard?(4)