On Dec 23, 2012, at 8:23 AM, Haim <hpipik@netzero.com> wrote:

The NY Times article is about the sibling preference policy for school enrollment and parental pressure has to do with that.  The article mentions, in passing,

  "Amid an explosion in the number of students who qualify for the seats [in gifted and talented programs]..."

and you find nothing odd about that?

Haim
No representation without taxation.

We have the same issue here. The top 2% of the students number 6% to 8% of the students.

Bob Hansen