Parents say Mass. puts low priority on education for gifted children

Taryn Plumb:

At age 3, Aurora Ghere began to read. Now 6, she delves into books that are usually fifth-grade fare, recently finishing “The Call of the Wild” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”
She can also, her mother boasts, count to 1,000.
When the Gheres lived in Maryland, a screening in her school district identified Aurora as a gifted child.
But Green Meadow School in Maynard, where Aurora is in first grade, lacks programs geared toward gifted children. Though administrators have been supportive of Aurora’s needs, her mother thinks schools in her town and elsewhere should do more.
“We could care less if our children got into Harvard or MIT,” said Ghere. “We just want them to love school. School should be a joy.”