Does Gender Matter?

March 23, 2005 1 min read

According to a report released by Duke University researchers, differences in the well-being of boys and girls as tracked over the past two decades are minimal. The report studied 28 social indicators such as poverty rates, family life, and test scores but found that the overall trends were positive for both genders. Critics argue that by averaging all boys and all girls together, serious problems between genders may be overlooked.

Are boys and girls equal in the classroom today? What factors account for differences in student well-being and achievement?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.