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Working Class White Boys

By Richard Whitmire — April 02, 2010 1 min read

This is a big story in England but generally an undiscovered one in this country. This Education Week story about rural “dropout factories” is excellent, except for ignoring the obvious gender angle. The data are there -- the main source for this article, researcher Thomas West, supplied some of the numbers for my commentary on the ninth grade bulges. West knows the gender numbers; you just have to ask him.

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