There's more to the boy troubles than race, Lorenzo Esters and I argue in a commentary in today's New York Daily News. Solving those problems demands a little more honesty from our leaders, however. President Obama, who called for leveling racial achievement gaps at the Hampton graduation, somehow overlooked what had to be obvious: 70 percent of those graduating were female....


Rather, Elena Kagan suffers from the marriageable mate effect, according to Post columnist Ruth Marcus....


True, but what the pro-college pushback movement doesn't get is that college has become the new high school. Sure, some professions such as welding and plumbing will remain outliers, good paying jobs that don't require college degrees, but on the other side of the ledger is a far larger number of jobs that once didn't require degrees but now do....


From The Telegraph....


More evidence that we'll never reduce racial learning gaps without addressing gender, from Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy....


From a country that's far ahead of the United States is confronting its academic gender gaps....


President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, thrived at an all-girls public high school in New York City, Hunter College High School. That can't help the behind-the-scenes campaign by women's advocacy groups to overturn the Department of Education's rules on allowing districts to form single-sex classes and schools....


That's the finding from this study, laid out in The Washington Post. This is an area that needs a healthy dose of national research. When are boys harmed, versus helped, by early childhood education? Is it just a matter of steering away from scripted reading programs?...


There's some logic to that. Here's an AP story laying out the case that more men than women got hired as the economy began to recover. Thanks to Scott Steinbrecher for noticing this one....


Dropout Nation, which is doing some valuable research on this, does it again....


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