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How About Programs for Boys to Explore the World of Reading?

By Richard Whitmire — February 22, 2010 1 min read

This University of Texas program designed to lure more middle school girls into pursuing STEM subjects sounds great. It’s exactly what needs to be done, especially if college gender balances favoring women continue into the future. We need far more women sticking with science/math majors and entering those careers.

So why is it so hard for schools to realize they need to do something comparable for boys in literacy skills? The world has gotten more verbal; boys haven’t. That’s the core of the “boy troubles,” and yet other than single sex education schools seem reluctant to craft interventions to turn that around.

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