On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) explains why New York City is making a mistake for ending gifted and talented programs for public school students.
“75% of the kids that qualify for gifted and talented programs do not get in because there aren’t enough seats. So instead of adding more seats, and then trying to lift other children, so they can all be working and being educated at a higher level, he is instead punishing those students who have been successful and are performing at a higher aptitude, now they’ll just be sitting bored in the classroom. We will not allow this to happen. We must get the next mayor to repeal this stupid move by our mayor, who has, among other things, destroy quality of life. He’s destroying the education system, reducing public safety. Crime has skyrocketed. I represent New York City. I’m the only Republican that represents New York City in Washington. But why is that important to other people across the country? Well, it’s important that I’m in Congress because I point out on the floor of the House of Representatives, to my colleagues, to the country why we cannot implement these policies that they’ve implemented in New York City.”