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October 17, 2010

Canadians Taking a Hard Look at Their Boy Troubles

There's more interest in the gender gaps in Canada (and England, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere) than you find in the United States, despite the fact the gaps are roughly the same. I can't explain why. My only theory is that when the "boy troubles" first surfaced in this country they were seen...

September 30, 2010

Pay Equity: Part 53....

Sometimes I hesitate about blogging on this issue: it has nothing to do with the problem of boys falling behind in school. And yet, the national women's advocacy groups insist it does. Why worry about boys when women are paid less? That argument may be working ... something has to explain why the fe...

July 02, 2010

Why Aren't There More Women at the Top?

The argument from feminists is that we shouldn't worry about underachieving boys when the world's elite, especially the risk taking entrepreneurs, are nearly all men. On one level, they're right. Those are the very top, from mathematicians to capitalists, are almost uniformly male. Was Larry Summers...

June 24, 2010

'Pushback' Movement Fires Back Again

Caryl Rivers offers her skepticism about The Atlantic's piece, The End of Men. Yes, men still hold most of the power levers in business and politics, and probably will into the near future. But how relevant is that argument if the country fails to field its best team, including a lot of men who nee...

June 16, 2010

Thoughtful Piece on Admissions Preferences

Charlotte Allen in the Washington Times writing about the investigation into college admissions preferences. I wish I shared her assumption that the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is out to discover the actual facts. I still don't understand why the commission didn't select the College of William &...

June 15, 2010

'Pushback' Explanation for Gifted Gap

Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers, the chief architects for the "pushback movement," those saying boys are doing just fine in school, take on the New York City gifted gap, citing evidence that boys are more likely than girls to be privately tested for gifted programs. I don't have to hold a pro...

April 20, 2010

Title IX Changes

Applause all around for the administration for its decision to return to truer accounting on Title IX. It's an opportunity to quit pretending what this issue is all about. Many of these universities are in trouble with athletics not because they offer unequal athletic programs but because their of...

April 20, 2010

Women Passing Men in Advanced Degrees

This article from the Associated Press lays out the numbers. Census is usually a bit behind in the numbers -- this has been known for some time. What's interesting is the argument from NOW. Women flock to college because of pay discrimination? That's a new explanation for the campus gender imbalan...

April 13, 2010

Reining in the Alpha Male

Interesting discussion in the Atlanta papers.

March 31, 2010

Common Ground on the Gender Gaps

Lise Eliot and I look for it in this Education Week commentary.

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