School districts around the world have found money tight, but educators still continue to do their work in spite of shortages. Some have found their students lagging behind due to lack of materials, but others have discovered new ways to help their students learn. One issue that has arisen continually throughout educational history is what to do with students bored because they can grasp concepts quickly. There have been times when they have been misunderstood and disciplined for disrupting classes, but promoting gifted students is becoming a normal part of the educational system in any economic situation.
A student able to learn concepts in a particular subject with little or no repetition often becomes bored, and they may act out. Disrupting class is not productive for the other students, but taking the time to figure out why a student acts out is not always done in systems where money is tight. Educating the majority is more important than focusing on the individual, but that has changed over the last few decades.
School districts have begun to realize gifted students need to be promoted so they can be challenged, and it can reduce the burden on teachers trying to maintain order in the classroom. Rather than having a bored young child causing troubles, they can promote them to a higher grade where they will receive the teaching and challenges they need. It can solve discipline issues, but it also helps the school system stretch their budget further as they concentrate on teaching the majority.
Gifted students have often been misdiagnosed, but modern educational systems have begun to see them as an asset. Instead of trapping them in classes too easy, they are now given the chance to excel at a level where they are challenged to learn more. Educating them quickly keeps class time quieter, and it can lessen the burden on teachers and students.