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The Immensity of the Reading Challenge

By Richard Whitmire — September 13, 2010 1 min read

Just for a moment, let’s pretend that U.S. educators suddenly realized that the gender gap is being caused by literacy deficits among boys. Just a fantasy, of course, given that the U.S. Department of Education appears to be allergic to any studies involving gender issues. But again, let’s pretend. How long would it take it reverse the problem?

Very long, according to this high quality research nicely summarized in Education Week.

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