ALL CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND: New York school phasing out ‘gifted’ program because it has too few minority students. reports that Public School 139 Principal Mary McDonald recently decided that her school will phase out its gifted program for incoming kindergartners because it lacks “diversity.”

In other (non-politically correct) words, too many students in the gifted program are white, and that offends McDonald’s sensibilities and her quest for classroom populations that – as she put it in a letter to parents – “reflect the diversity of our student body and the community we live in.”