The Answer Sheet: boys in school

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 02/03/2010

'Why Boys Fail’ in school

A new book called “Why Boys Fail” makes the argument that boys are falling behind girls in American schools because kids are now forced to use literacy skills at ever younger grades and boys take longer to develop them. The author, Richard Whitmire, says the solution will take a “politically incorrect” decision by Education Secretary Arne Duncan that requires the federal government to admit the problem for the first time.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:55 PM ET, 02/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Learning, Learning, Learning, Learning, Learning | Tags:  boys in school, gender gap