Around our district we play hardball.

1. You're racist since the program's demographics don't match the district.

2. You're not really gifted, you just want a private school education at the public expense.

3. Exposure to diversity is more important. You're harming your kids by focusing on academics.

4. You're just cheating on any testing measures or using your privilege to work the system.

5. You're harming everyone else by creating labels that promote low self-esteem in the regular track and perfectionism in the gifted one.

6. The gen-ed classes suffer from the missing gifted students.