For years, academics Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett have pushed back against the notion that boys are experiencing academic problems. The Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families just awarded their commentaries an honorable mention.
I kept looking for an explanation in their columns for why, in a time when college is the new high school, mostly girls are getting that message. Didn’t find it. Does that mean the steep gender gaps we see in two and four-colleges are okay with them?
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