Dropping out of school, according to this article from USA Today. From the article: Researchers analyzed U.S. data and found that nearly one-third of students with the most common type of ADHD either drop out or delay high school graduation. That rate is twice that of students with no psychiatric disorder. The article fails to point this reality: four times as many boys as girls suffer from ADHD....


The Washington Post today does a good job reporting on the impact of the marriageable mate dilemma among black middle class women. In Prince George's County, which for many black professionals has become the preferred suburb, the neighborhoods are filling up with single women with college degrees and good jobs. The reason: twice as many black women as men earn college degrees. Given the many reasons women have for wanting to find an equally educated mate, that should not be surprising. My question: how long before we start seeing similar articles about college educated white women. Among whites: 57 percent ...


According to the Chronicle, the forthcoming report on whether colleges are discriminating against women by favoring male applicants may not identify particular colleges. From the article: The commission aims to discover if colleges are violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by favoring men in the admissions process, now that many colleges receive many more applications from women. The inquiry is intended to determine whether there are significant differences between the grade-point averages and standardized-test scores of men and women who are admitted. Title IX, the federal gender-equity law, prohibits colleges and universities that receive federal funds from ...


Interesting look at the marriageable mate dilemma from the perspective of children conceived courtesy of sperm banks, an option increasingly chosen by middle class women with college degrees. For many, the reason for seeking out sperm banks is they can't find similarly educated/successful male mates. What are the outcomes for these children?...


His defense of Race to the Top here in the Times lays out the stark numbers behind the need to get an education beyond high school -- something far more males should be doing. From Obama's speech to the National Urban League: "It's an economic issue when the unemployment rate for folks who've never gone to college is almost double what it is for those who have," Mr. Obama said, according to prepared remarks. "It's an economic issue when eight in 10 new jobs will require workforce training or a higher education by the end of this decade. It's an ...


...and start talking about outcomes. Take this commentary from California. Let's get down to basics. On graduation day In California two of every three students walking across the podium to receive diplomas from California State University are female. There's nothing unclear or iffy about that. There are no economic rationales that explain this gender gap. Men need those diplomas as much as women. They just aren't earning them....


I'll be pleasantly surprised, but still surprised, if this high profile collaboration dips into the gender gaps, which among African Americans are astonishingly high: MSNBC AND EBONY MAGAZINE PARTNERSHIP TO TAKE ON EDUCATION ISSUES IN AUGUST NEW YORK--July 28, 2010--MSNBC and Ebony Magazine are partnering up in August to put education issues in the forefront of the nation's spotlight. Beginning August 9, MSNBC will feature twice-daily segments focusing on a variety of pertinent education issues, including the central challenges facing our public school systems today, the benefits of charter schools versus traditional public schools and how to improve the quality ...


Interesting take from a University of North Carolina sociologist who argues that women will not be dissuaded from marrying a man who earns (slightly) less. After all, women are better educated. Perhaps, but the real question is whether college-educated women will men lacking a college degree. That's the marriageable mate dilemma, which is a different issue from salaries....


This from Dropout Nation, which continues to do great work on the issues that have set boys, especially urban boys, so far back in reading skills....


Nice column in the Chronicle of Higher Education lends insight into why women may be reluctant to enter the competitive sciences field....


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