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May 04, 2010

Teacher/Talk Show Host Reviews WBF

From the Philadelphia Daily News.

April 30, 2010

Jay Mathews on Why Boys Fail

When one of the top education writers in the country takes the time to read and review your book, you pay attention. Here's Jay Mathews from today's Washington Post. Jay makes some good points -- there are some aspects to a KIPP education that are especially boy friendly. He should know. Jay wrot...

March 29, 2010

387 Responses and Counting

Yesterday, after his column on boys was published in The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof opened up his blog on the issue, explaining why he decided to write about boys. He also invited comments from readers.

March 28, 2010

Kristof on Why Boys Fail

Using my book and the recent Center on Education Policy report as springboards, The New York Times columnist takes a look at the boy troubles and settles on the literacy issue as the major trigger. What strikes me is the range of responses I've gotten from the book. Fox & Friends wanted to talk abo...

March 25, 2010

Children's Publisher on the Boy Troubles

ABDO interviews me about the reading (and non-reading) habits of boys.

February 04, 2010

Why Boys Fail on Fox & Friends (and Elsewhere)

The book is starting to draw some serious interest, which may lead to the issue drawing some serious interest among educators. In this country, that would be a first. Some of attention includes: -- An appearance on Fox & Friends. -- A profile by Washington Post education reporter Valerie Straus...

January 20, 2010

Getting the Marriageable Mate Story Right

So many missed the point of yesterday's Pew study about the shifting economic relationships between men and women. Many TV producers and headline writers depicted men as somehow finding rich women to marry are now a man's best friend. Cute, but wrong. Today, one person got it right, Mic...

January 12, 2010

Early Reviews for Why Boys Fail

Reviews for Why Boys Fail, which is released this week, come from a reporter at and a book reviewer for an online publication aimed at librarians. The review gets more into the issue, while the other deals more with how the book is structured, astutely observing that I ...

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