Readers of this blog already know the literacy gender gaps are international, at least in industrialized Western countries. Others are about to find out from today's report on international academic achievement comparisons.
From the Post article:
-- Girls outperform boys in reading in every participating country. The gender reading gap, among the organization's members, was equivalent to about 39 points on the testing scale, or a year of schooling.
"In the United States, we're quite used to this" gender gap, said Tom Loveless, an education scholar at the Brookings Institution, "but it turns out that it's a worldwide phenomenon."