Author(s): Dr. Rupert Green
Data of 344, 254 New York students provided information on select characteristics to determine enablers of the state’s Brightest Third-Grade Readers. A mixed-methods approach revealed said readers were Blacks (n = 1485), Native Americans (n =68), Latinos (n =1946), Asians (n = 2802), and Whites (n = 5404). NYC produced most of the state’s said brightest readers, with Brooklyn, (Md =544, Queens, Md = 417, Nassau, Md = 365, New York, Md =325, Bronx, Md =202), ?2 (61, n =333) = 163.6 2, p <. 01 producing significantly more of said readers. Wealthier NYC districts produced brighter readers. The low percentage passing rate for bright students in Bronx and other counties requires the fixing of possible exclusionary gifted programs. In the emerging majority-minority era, and in an increasingly high-tech and dangerous world, uneducated citizenry harbingers threat to national security and our Democratic Ideals.