Well sort of.
This article in Popular Science on line is pretty interesting. I’m still wading through it, but it struck me that this is one very smart kid.
While it’s interesting to read about this young man’s activities, the article points out a much larger problem. While various state and federal laws require extra services for children (and adults) with special needs, there is nothing that requires schools to do anything for extremely bright students who aren’t challenged by the lowest common denominator approach most schools take these days. There’s just no money for it, so a lot of very bright kids sit in classrooms and get bored. Some of them get in trouble as well.
It’s sad and an indictment of the public school system.
I think we’d all be better off if more schools devoted resources to “gifted and talented” programs.
I know it’s controversial, but maybe it’s time we reconsidered our approach to funding all of these programs.