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October 11, 2011

If Football Sabatoging Boys?

Good question that talented writer Gregg Easterbrook takes on at ESPN. I think he's on to something. When I researched the book on Michelle Rhee I was struck by the attitude many parents -- yes parents -- had about their sons playing football and basketball. Many thought it was more important than a...

August 22, 2011

Some Colleges Encouraging Gender Major Stereotypes?

In this study, football comes off as the heavy. I'm no defender of college football programs, but this study seems a bit sketchy to me. This line in the Chronicle summarizes it nicely: "This study clearly has it limitations." Oh yeah.

March 22, 2011

Finally, the Feds Push for Gender Equity

About time, right? With boys graduating from high school at far lower rates, drawing most of the suspension/expulsion actions, earning lower GPA's, and wandering through life doped up on ADHD medicine, its about time the federal government stepped in to help out. Given President Obama's campaign t...

March 15, 2011

Help Me Understand This

The problem in Florida is more boys than girls want to play sports, which exposes high school to gender inequity infractions. Immediate action is needed, say high school educators, to attract more young girls into sports. But boys can lag far behind girls in academic outcomes and no action is neede...

December 13, 2010

Boys and Sports: The Dark Side

My commentary in Education Week about the problems some sports programs raise. The top: Emphasizing Sports Over Academics Sets Up Black Boys to Lose By Richard Whitmire A little-noticed controversy played out in the District of Columbia schools recently that highlights a rarely discussed reason ...

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