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September 08, 2011

'Why Boys Fail' Out in Paperback

The book has a slightly changed cover and a new introduction, which leads off: At first glance, it might appear that the "boy troubles" are on their way to being solved. Much has changed since the original publication of Why Boys Fail nearly two years ago, and many of those changes appear positive...

September 07, 2011

U.S. Lagging in Paying Attention to Gender Gaps

(This piece is also running today in The Dallas Morning News; link requires registration) ............... Richard Whitmire: What's behind education's 'boy problems'? Oregon recently announced that 6,800 high school seniors were at risk of being denied diplomas because they were unable to pass the...

August 18, 2011

'Why Boys Fail' Makes Rhee's Top Five List

Appreciate the nod. She knows something about the topic: she wrote the foreword.

December 24, 2010

The Significance of 'End of Men' Making Best-Of List

David Brooks names the best magazine essays of the year, and Hanna Rosin's Atlantic piece makes the short list. In case you missed that piece, here it is again. The fact that Brooks picked this piece, and that Times columnist Nicholas Kristof chose Why Boys Fail as the subject for a Sunday column ...

November 30, 2010

Most Popular? Who Knew?

I was cruising through links today and ended up on the Education Next site where I noticed a "most popular" list of linked articles. At the top was the boys debate I had with Susan Bailey, executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, who was principal author of the 199...

November 13, 2010

Boys' 'Self Esteem' Problems?

I have to take issue with this Daily Beast article. Boys have plenty of self esteem; they just choose to invest that confidence in activities other than school.

October 28, 2010

The Boy Troubles: Solutions?

That question is debated in Danbury, Conn.

October 25, 2010

In the Boston Area Tomorrow Night?

Drop by for a discussion of Why Boys Fail.

October 22, 2010

Five Point Plan for Helping Boys

Toronto's Globe & Mail wraps up its six-part series on the boy troubles with an editorial listing five steps that could help boys. This is the most impressive project newspaper project I've ever seen on the issue. If The New York Times or Wall Street Journal ever did the same in this country, policy...

October 08, 2010

One of Two WBF Speeches in San Francisco

The auditorium at Santa Rosa Community College was full for this event.

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