I was this type of kid and I have this type of kid and I teach. My thought...how can we change the education system to make ALL children engaged and interested and learning. Very few states mandate gifted education but ALL states have special education for those falling behind. How can we compete in a world market when we take all our best and brightest and say...well we don't have to worry about his/her test scores and then just basically ignore them. These are tomorrow's leaders, scientists, CEO's. Don't we want to help them excel to their highest potential as well? The student who can breeze through school while reading under their desk is not learning work ethic, intrinsic value of hard work/payoff and when finally faced with a class (usually not until college) that they may actually need to study for they 1) don't know how and/or 2) suddenly feel inadequate to the task. So my concern is not "is reading during lecture rude" but why is it okay for these kids to be expected to sit through 6 hours of work not anywhere near their proximal level for learning?