AAGC Diversity Statement
The Alabama Association for Gifted Children (AAGC) acknowledges the state of Alabama’s history of inequality and segregation in its school systems (Lee v. Macon), including gifted education programs.
AAGC stands on the side of educational equity for all students and firmly believes that gifted children and youth are “found in all populations, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor” (Alabama Administrative Code (AAC), 29-8-9.12 (1)).
AAGC is committed to dismantling barriers, particularly for children who have been historically underrepresented in advanced learning programs due to gender, low socioeconomic backgrounds, race, or sex, that would prevent or make it more difficult for a child to access advanced learning opportunities and achieve their academic potential. As part of this commitment, AAGC places equity at the forefront of our mission by spreading awareness of barriers to and promoting diversity in gifted education through the following efforts:
Professional development resources and opportunities
Legislation and funding
Teacher and student recognition