If it is true that math skills predict a person's future economic success, America is in trouble. But there is hope.
It's hard to know the effects of technology on Gen Z; there is evidence for good and bad. Regardless, being in nature and in-person connection are good everyone.
The truth is intelligence does not inoculate you from racism, prejudice, or bigotry. We need to make an effort to talk to our gifted children and students and ensure that they are not governed by emotional politics and fomenting irrational hatreds.
It is good to be reminded that our schools are failing to provide disadvantaged gifted children with the education they deserve and there are steps we can take to fix that.
Yes, we want to keep our children safe, but we also need to allow our gifted children a way to move beyond their safe spaces to have a meaningful impact on the world.