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November 01, 2011

Economic Inequality: Red or Blue

Times columnist David Brooks makes an important point today about two flavors of inequality. The 'blue' inequality, financiers vs. wage earners, is getting all the attention, but the 'red' inequality, those with or without a college education (and here, the big gap falls along gender lines) is more ...

October 03, 2011

Saving the "Lost Boys"

That's the headline of an interesting commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Actually, the point of the commentary is why so little is being done to rescue boys. Author Robert Smith speculates: So why the inaction on the so-called lost boys? One effort seems to have stalled amid apparen...

September 22, 2011

Think College Gender Gaps are Already Lopsided?

Then buckle up, because they are about to get steeper, according to projections from the U.S. Department of Education. A short just filed by the Chronicle of Higher Education: The Education Department's statistical arm has released a new forecast suggesting that total college enrollment will incre...

August 17, 2011

ACT: Boys Are More Ready for College than Girls

Then why aren't they going at the same rates? The time when women needed college more than men has passed. Check out the ACT results, especially in states such as Colorado and Illinois, where all students must take the exam (thereby giving a fair, direct comparison). I've run into this with the ACT...

August 17, 2011

Survey: Women Value Higher Education More Than Men

Pretty obvious, right? Still, there's some interesting context in this Pew survey. This from the Chronicle story: The public seems to be undecided about the impact of changes in the gender makeup of the student body. A majority of people surveyed welcomed the fact that more women than men were gra...

July 15, 2011

This Should Be Happening on More Campuses

If women are going to make up nearly 60 percent of the undergraduate body, why are female professors and deans still in the minority? My assumption all along has been that the gender shift will take place. Replacement takes time. In some colleges, such as the University of Richmond, that shift has a...

June 01, 2011

AFT Report on Promoting Gender Diversity in Faculty

Good idea, especially considering the gender imbalances favoring women in the student body. Soon, perhaps, the AFT will produce a report on promoting gender diversity among students. That would be interesting, especially since they represent so many K-12 teachers. Why is it that so many more girls t...

May 22, 2011

Feminization of Psychology

This trend was reported in my book. I'm skeptical about the reasons for the shift cited here. A lot of this is nothing more complicated than women dominating higher education and psychology being a favored major among women. The article is another missed opportunity to discuss campus gender gaps (a...

May 03, 2011

Winston-Salem State University: 71% Female

The experience at black colleges.

April 27, 2011

Rising Numbers of Stay-at-Home Dads

These are choices, of course, but the choices seem to be influenced by the education mismatches. Atlanta JC columnist offers her take on the issue.

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