Universal Screening, an element of this legislation, is a critical practice in the selection process for a gifted program. Schools have long failed to cultivate the innate talents of many of their young people, particularly high-ability girls and boys from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds. But also those students not found with current practices of identification. Students with disabilities and students challenged by standardized tests, are often left off rosters of gifted programming. This failure harms the economy, widens income gaps, arrests upward mobility, and exacerbates civic decay and political division.