Queens lawmakers and parents protest elimination of Gifted and Talented program

Several Queens lawmakers were joined by a group of concerned parents outside of P.S. 203 The Oakland Gardens School on Friday, Oct. 15 to protest the elimination of the Gifted & Talented program, which has been widely criticized for exacerbating segregation in the nation’s largest public school system.

“I’m afraid for my youngest child next year if the G&T program is cut,” said Bayside resident Jie Liu, a parent of two children who are in the program. “I think they should expand the program citywide, and not cut it because a lot of kids want to get a better education and more opportunities.”  

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