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[Susan notes: Thank you, Carolyn Schwebel. There are so many wonderful things a gifted 10-year-old can do--besides go to college.]

Published in New York Times

To the editor

"Some New Help for the Extremely Gifted Students" (Education page, Oct. 26) notes that a 10-year-old's parents "expect her to have a bachelor's degree by the time she is 14 and a medical degree soon after."

My question is, why?

The "gift of time" might be recommended to allow her experiences and social and emotional growth that will bring greater depth to her medical role.

Carolyn Schwebel

Leonardo, N.J., Oct. 26, 2005

The writer is a school psychologist.

Carolyn Schwebel

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