What doesn't get answered here is what has changed. Why do boys need to sit on balls now when two decades ago we did just fine sitting in desks?...


Nice essay from John Merrow drawing on the advice of E.D. Hirsch, Mike Smith and Linda Katz....


As always, she's right on target, not to mention a great read....


This essay from Britain doesn't focus on boys, but we already know that white boys from blue collar families are really struggling there....


No doubt, all parents will agree with this assessment....


My question: Why are those of us struggling to figure out why men keep losing ground, especially in education, left to reverse engineer reports like this one.? Given the slippage among males, and what that could mean for our global competitiveness, shouldn't men warrant their own report?...


Columnist questions Kay Hymowitz's conclusions -- but not the marriageable mate observation....


This is the kind of blocking and tackling teaching that makes a huge difference for boys, as John Merrow explains in this Huffpo analysis....


In Quebec, there's a lot of worry about what's the wrong answer for the boy troubles, but not as much thought about the right answer. And btw, what/who/where is a CSQ?...


Slate writer describes what I found several years ago when I visited James Madison University in Virginia. Once a college campus swings more than 60 percent female, everything changes, especially the balance of power between the sexes. What's true in the animal kingdom holds true among humans as well: the gender in short supply sets the dating/sex rules. It's elementary, really. And not very appetizing for the women on campus, who often face the choice of either slutting it up or removing themselves entirely from the 'competition'. Turns out it's not so great for the guys, either, at least ...


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