The Myth of the Boy Crisis

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"The Myth of the Boy Crisis"

The Washington Post writes up some new research indicating that the much-fretted-over “boy crisis” in education doesn’t actually exist — “both sexes have stayed the same or improved on standardized tests in the past decade” and family socioeconomic factors are a much larger demographic determinant of outcomes than is gender. Of course if you read Sara Mead’s June 2006 paper on this topic you already know all this.

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