Advanced Students Left Behind, Critics Say
Crawford, Amy, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Jonathan Miller could talk when he was a year old and read by the time he was 4. At that age, he memorized diagrams of human anatomy, drawing and naming the digestive, endocrine and circulatory systems.
"His language progressed really quickly," recalled his mother, Rhonda Miller of Harrison City, who noticed similar abilities in Jonathan's younger sister, Kristen.
But by the time her children were in school, pride in their abilities had given way to frustration. The lessons were too easy to hold their interest, and the children who loved learning began to resent school.
"I would finish my work and just be sitting there," said Jonathan, 17, a junior at …
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