Leftism makes things worse in such a way as to leave people not knowing what they’re missing.

That’s a conclusion that leaps off the page of Stacey Matthews’s roundup of info on New York City’s ban on gifted & talented programs for children.  First, consider a tweet from New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz:

It really is leftism in action. They could not make the bad schools better so they’ll make the good schools worse and call it a win.

Next, note that the city isn’t just eliminating the programs.  Then, people who know their value would push back.  Instead, they just aren’t testing kids into them anymore, so many or most affected families will never know the opportunity that was taken from them.

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