Mysteries of the Universe: Gifted Branch Officers.
Why are Singapore's Gifted Branch officers so dumb?
This struck me as being one of the deeper mysteries of the Universe. All of the Gifted Branch Officers we encountered, in Singapore, were clearly not gifted themselves. They struck me as being a bit dumb. So, how on Earth were these intellectually shallow people expected to understand, guide and nurture people who surpassed themselves? It was dumb. I would not have hired any of them. The fact that they were does suggest that the entire system is managed by people too dumb to understand the issues surrounding giftedness, with any real, personal insight.
Singapore clearly has a talent shortage in its educational hierarchy. One just has to look at the calibre of Gifted Branch officers to realize that. They have no real understanding of giftedness at all.
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