Of course it could, by eliminating the obvious gender loophole from the first version of the law. RiShawn Biddle and I make the argument in USA Today. Given that thousands of schools are likely to escape stiff federal accountability in the new version, it should not be considered onerous to add gender accountability to the schools where that would make a huge difference....


Without the courts to backstop censorship, that's the fear of many. And then, on the other hand....


Interesting....


What's interesting in this debate about sex selection, which leads to imbalances "favoring" men in many countries, is not the issue of abortion but rather the impact of the imbalances. Here's Ross Douthat in the Times. Followed by Laurie Fendrich in the Chronicle....


Educational psychologist Lori Day takes a swing at that question at Huffington: Even though the concept of the square school with the square classroom with one teacher to 20 or more kids has been around for a few hundred years, our boys are still young hunters whose brains need the same types of stimulation to grow and be healthy as did their male ancestors millennia ago. Our schools are vastly different from the setting of family, tribe and natural environment that used to be the educational milieu for growing boys. Why Our Educational System Does Not Support Male Learning Styles ...


From the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce....


This time, it's about black women and white men. But I predict the focus of popular culture articles about this will soon shift to white women unable to find suitable males....


Male pride keeps Hispanic males from reaching out for help, said those at the Latino Male Symposium in Austin (password required)....


Interesting article in the Oregonian. I'd love to see reporters in other cities do the same. From the article. This is a new world, with major consequences for family stability. Yet it's uncomfortable to discuss, because it implies a certain male vulnerability. It's also hard to move beyond the zero-sum thinking that boys can succeed only at girls' expense, and vice versa. I've heard some promising conversations in recent months. At the federal level, President Obama is under pressure to establish a White House Council on Boys to Men, on par with its council for women and girls. This council ...


In my book I refer to this as college is the new high school. Some post-secondary study is needed for many blue-collar jobs. And as this New York Times article points out, a college degree is helpful even when working as a cashier....


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