School Choice & Charters Opinion

Sax Advising on Middle Schools

By Richard Whitmire — August 26, 2010 1 min read
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Physician and author Leonard Sax advising on these Columbus middle schools:

Most teachers have no awareness of what boy-friendly Spanish education would look like or girl-friendly computer science," Sax said, citing examples of subject areas that showcase the "striking gender gap" in education. Teachers often skew their teaching toward a style more suited for boys when it comes to the sciences and more toward girls when it comes to topics such as foreign language. The results are lingering gender gaps, which make middle school a crucial time, he added. "It's in sixth, seventh and eighth grade when the girls decide math and engineering is a boys' subject," Sax said.

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