National Education Association (NEA), the public school teacher's union, had the following keynote speech delivered at their annual conference, held earlier this month.

NEA website, article covering speech-

NEA website, remarks as prepared -

YouTube video -

Through the NEA website, "contact us" webpage, a friend recently sent this inquiry:
Originally Posted by NEA inquiry
Hello, I see that NEA encourages acceptance of individuals with various labels... among these I do not see affirmation and validation for GIFTED pupils... therefore I am contacting you to ask directly: what is your position, stance, and direction regarding gifted persons? Thank you for your time. I look forward to your reply.