TITLE

Boy Trouble

AUTHOR(S)
Whitmire, Richard
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
New Republic;1/23/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 2, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses data released by the U.S. Department of Education, which stated that boys are 50 percent more likely than girls to repeat grades in elementary school and one-third more likely to drop out of high school. The author suggests that a decrease in the performance of boys in schools has resulted in them being significantly outnumbered on college campuses. It is the author's view that reversing the underachievement of male students will require an old-fashioned assault on poor reading skills.
ACCESSION #
19443176

 

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