The educational and emotional needs of about a million students are not being met. You may be surprised to learn that it is our gifted students.
People assume that gifted students will be "just fine". But children who score in the top 1 to 2 percent on IQ tests are as different from the norm as profoundly challenged students. They are just smart enough to blend in much more.
Few also are aware that the gifted population tends to not only be intellectually different, but also equally emotionally so. Thus, appropriate such supports are also needed.