FI­NALLY UN­DER­STOOD

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Let­ters -

I re­cently stum­bled upon the ar­ti­cle “Guid­ing the Gifted” (Au­gust 2015) while at a com­mu­nity cen­tre in Hal­i­fax. I was im­me­di­ately struck by it. As a young stu­dent in the 1950s I skipped two grades, but even then I was bored and dis­rup­tive. Dur­ing

most classes I would read un­der my desk or jump from my seat to catch the teacher’s at­ten­tion. Like many chil­dren in your story, I didn’t be­long and was al­ways in trou­ble with­out un­der­stand­ing why. Thanks for giv­ing a voice to kids whose school ex­pe­ri­ences par­al­leled mine.

ALTHEA KAYE, Gib­sons, B.C.

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