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June 11, 2010

Brace Yourself For a Shock

Not only are little girls dominating the gifted classes in New York City, but grownup girls are dominating the valedictorian rosters. Could one thing be leading to another? Naaaah...probably just a coincidence.

June 10, 2010

The Atlantic Weighs in on the Gender Gap

In The End of Men, Hanna Rosin lays out the international case for why parents, societies and businesses are favoring women. Simply put, in a postindustrial society women make a better fit. When parents practice sex selection, they chose girls, not boys. Given yesterday's primary news, where women ...

June 07, 2010

Hanna Rosin on the Gender Gaps

Writing in New York Magazine, Rosin looks at the gender gaps in light of the recent New York Times piece on girls dominating the early-grades gifted classes in New York City. The answer seems clear: When you push more intensive verbal skills to the early grades, where girls can handle them better th...

June 01, 2010

Why Are Girls Dominating NYC Gifted Classes?

That's what the New York Times reporter keep asking, but a better question would be: why is anyone bothering to ask the question when the answer is so obvious. The world has become more verbal; boys haven't. Any test relying on verbal skills, especially a test given at that early age, is going to fa...

May 03, 2010

The Perils of Being an Alpha Girl

Sax's latest book, Girls on the Edge, looks at the downside of the generation of alpha girls emerging. (Sax always makes feel like a complete slacker.) If you have password access, Mark Bauerlein has a great column about the book in the Chronicle.

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