February 21, 2010

Slangy Research Paper Outline, formatted properly

as ordered by Cammie

-Gifted children
------IQ points
------quick learners
------need more than can be offered by the typical classroom
-The used to have programs
------but now they don't
-----------NCLB is a bitch. And it's not my bitch.
------It's helping slower learners
-----------and this means teachers and schools have less time/funds for the gifted
----------------they're not getting attention
-Everyone thinks they don't need it!
------They'll make it anyways! They have it made! Everything is sunny in smart kid land!!!!
-----------it's unpopular! Teachers hate them! OH NOES!!!
-But seriously, dude, they totally need it.
------school sucks for geeks
-----------remember those nerdy high school guys on TV, like Brian in the Breakfast Club, who never got a date?
------yeah, it's like that, very nightmarish, to quote a study
------Can't be too smart. And nerdy is evern worse. Pop culture says we can't have one without the other. It's a stigma!!!11! WOO!
-Consider also, the need for intellectual stimulation
------Kids learn best in a middlingly challenging environment
-----------Boredom, like too much challenge, is an issue
----------------Yeah, gifted kids- totes bored
---------------------They already know the material
---------------------This makes them suffer (McClure)
------They don't want to try
-----------Mario
-----------That mother with the kid who's acting out
-----------Prevents them from learning how to learn/work
----------------Big paragraph quote about stumbling
---------------------Nyxiepie!
-Chronic underachievement sucks balls
------Dropouts
-----------Conflicting numbers (all the hell over the place)
-----------------But, clearly, there are gifted children dropping out
----------------------And this is an issue
---------------------------Want to "attain extreme levels of capability"
-Why should you want this? They'll save the world!
------They're your doctors
------They help us compete with China
-----------Down with China
----------------Our principal's faculty meetings (no, I won't actually mention them)
-For the betterment of the nation, gifted children should not be made to languish
------Easier said than done.
-----------Fears of damaging other children
-----------Expenses
-----------Years of accepted educational dogma
----------------All at stake. A stake through the heart. Of a VAMPIRE!
---------------------Equity verses excellence
--------------------------Who wins
-------------------------------Can we have fairness while pursuing excellence?
------------------------------------Maybe if it's eggcellent?
-----------------------------------------Snack break!
-Equality debate --> leading view is that students stay in the classroom
------"integrated learning"
-----------language win
----------------but, yeah, doesn't really end up happening
---------------------?

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