Boys Vs. Girls

It's a slow week so far for education news, but USA Today and the NYT have some good stuff on the controversial issue of whether boys are in any particular crisis in American schools.

The Final Four NYT
With national alarm about underperforming boys, the few remaining men's colleges find themselves relevant again.

As boys slip behind, some feminists reject helping them
USAT via EducationNews
With its powerhouse basketball teams, famed chemistry department and high rankings in college surveys, the University of North Carolina shouldn't be lacking for qualified male applicants. But UNC's current freshman class is 60% female.

For the opposing view: Recent reports on male students' crisis in schools are overly simplistic, divisive.


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