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April 27, 2010

How the Pushback Movement Views the Verbal Scores

Finally, the "pushback movement" -- those who scoff at the idea that boys are faring badly in school -- has an answer for the steep verbal score gaps recently reported by the Center for Education Policy. Actually, the answer from these leading feminist academics -- Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnet...

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 19, 2010

Feminist With Grandsons Speaks Out

This column in the Denver Post by the wife of the former Colorado governor should be mandatory reading at NOW and the AAUW. The longer you deny the boy problem, the more you risk your base. There's a simple solution that won't set back the girls: do for boys in literacy what was done for the girls...

April 12, 2010

No Need for a Gender War

All that needs to happen, for Jack Jennings to get what he asks for, is for the same efforts to be made to boost boys' literacy that were made for girls regarding math and science. Seems simple enough. There's no evidence boys were hurt as more girls were steered into upper level math and science co...

April 06, 2010

Why Boys Fail Airs in SoCal

I don't usually pass along links to radio interviews, but this one gets interesting at the end. Here's a link to the interview that aired Monday on Southern California public radio, where I appear with Susan McGee Bailey, who wrote the original report from the American Association of University Wome...

March 22, 2010

AAUW Official Looks At Her Own Family

...and discovers what a lot of families already know too well -- the girls are succeeding in school, the boys ... not so much. Imagine the day when thousands of AAUW moms, many of them mothers of sons struggling in schools or mothers of daughters who can't find a similarly educated mate to marry, d...

March 04, 2010

My Beef With the AAUW

In this letter to Edweek AAUW executive director Linda Hallman takes issue with this recent posting I wrote, claiming I'm promoting "gender wars." Actually, you won't see "gender wars" in any of my writing. There's no war -- just the reality of boys lagging in school at a time when men and women h...

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