http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34080235/ns/us_news-education/ This article raises a an issue that has been close to my heart for many years, especially in current times. I've often wondered what happens to TAG children when so many dollars are being spent on educating children with difficulties. Sadly, while being able to be a "contributing member of society" is indeed a good goal, the country has much more need of scientists, mathematicians, medical researchers, etc., than it does of fast-food workers and janitors. The cost of one Residential Treatment Center (RTC) stay to a school district is often higher than what it would cost to outfit a top-flight science lab and high a doctoral-level teacher. I was very lucky to have come through a SPED program that basically skimmed off the brightest and put us into a very alternative learning program where we chose our subjects and worked to our own level. Small classrooms and multiple instructors were there for questions and to encourage us to test our limits.