Advice to Gifted and Talented Youth 2 – Age and Ethnic, and Class, Differences

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Advice to Gifted and Talented Youth 2 – Age and Ethnic, and Class, Differences

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

May 22, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What age?

Rick Rosner: Super early for back then, 3 3/4, I was ready and able to read anything, just any adult stuff. There are stories about me at the barber shop reading the magazine and asking what premature ejaculation is. And me at around the same age reading a magazine while at the table when my mom had the Bridge club over, and asking her what tampax was. Amd back then, very few kids came into kindergarten being able to read.

Now, there are entire school districts where highly invested parents make sure their kids learn stuff super early.

Jacobsen: Are there ethnic differences and socio-economic class differences for these kids – then and now?

Rosner: Sure, people of different ethnicities are always sitting on a knife edge of falling into trouble. If you’re a black kid from Chicago, you can be gifted as hell and stll get shot, still live in some terrible neighbourhood.

[End of recorded material]



Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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