CTY's executive director, Elaine T. Hansen, responded to the The New York Times Op-Ed “Young, Gifted and Neglected,” published September 18. Full text is below:

To the Editor:

Chester E. Finn Jr. makes an important and too-rarely-heard argument that public schools often shortchange advanced learners.
Another part of the solution to the problem he identifies can be found in the efforts of a handful of nonprofit entities that have been working for decades to supplement and enrich the academic talents of advanced learners and address the “excellence gap” that exists in education...Read more.