Thanks to Greg Toppo for spotting this one. As reported by The Onion....


That's found at the College of Charleston, where there are twice as many women. Given the presence of the Citadel, where the guys are anxious to meet College of Charleston women, it sounds like the college is avoiding the "operational sex ratio" problems I've seen on other campuses, where men take advantage of their sparse numbers....


Waiting for Superman is sucking up all the oxygen, but Beyond the Bricks, which will focus on black inner city children, especially boys, is worth a look as well. Here's a trailer. And one more....


Anything written by professor/preschool author David Kirp is worthy of a read....


When researching Why Boys Fail I was struck by the persistent argument I heard from leaders of different women's rights group: even if boys are in trouble, their difficulties are negated by the pay gap suffered by women. I never saw the logical thread, but they did, and therefore the pay gap debate has relevance to the boys issue. In today's Times, Christina Hoff Sommers does a nice job laying out the case against the latest legislative initiative promoted by women's rights groups (and the Obama White House, which is facing tough mid-terms and knows exactly how many more women ...


From a familiar critic, Dan Willingham....


Sounds like a reasonable program, although I'm guessing Leonard Sax might quibble with the lockstep academic instruction. Still, I want to see the beef -- real research into what actually works....


On the CommitmentNow site....


For those following the debate over whether we send too many young people to college (read: do we really have to worry about fewer men than women graduating from college?) here are the numbers: yes, it pays....


Cynthia Tucker, columnist for the Atlanta papers, has a good analysis on the "yawning" reaction to the recent Schott Foundation report on the high dropout rate among black males. She's right: the solutions offered up by the report were too simplistic and doctrinaire....


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