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Math Skills: Boys and Girls Equal

By Richard Whitmire — October 13, 2010 1 min read
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That’s the conclusion of this Berkeley study. That’s not surprising. On state tests boys and girls score roughly the same. Actually, the overall trend is that girls are pushing ahead of boys.

This study is important, however, because it cuts into the dangerous mythology that boys are good at math, girls are good at reading, and nobody should worry if boys are far behind in literacy skills. These days ... it matters.

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