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By Richard Whitmire — April 17, 2010 1 min read

Men and women of faith should step into this issue, for the exact reason laid out in this insightful column by the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

A sample:

Christian parents and all concerned with the coming generation should look closely at this phenomenon and ask the hard question -- why is it that so many young men are falling behind in educational attainment? What are we doing that allows or encourages boys to exit formal education at their earliest opportunity? Why do we accept at face value the fact that boys fall behind girls of the same age in maturity and educational level? Why is college now an aspiration for far more young women than young men?

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