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Actually, Kindergarten is the New Second Grade

By Richard Whitmire — September 05, 2010 1 min read

Academic acceleration in the early grades has pushed literacy skills a full two years ahead, compared to 25 years ago. And that’s why boys are struggling in school. A combination of boys being unready to absorb those skills -- and schools failing to adjust teaching methods to help them keep up -- is creating the gender gaps we see building in college graduation rates.

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