The Backlash Against Boys Begins

Slate's Ann Hulbert takes on the recent media boy-fest, and her skepticism is welcome -- even if her arguments aren't entirely convincing. Hulbert examines test scores, MRIs and CAT scans, and cultural explanations -- and generally finds less there than Whitmire and Newsweek.

Much as she points out holes and contradictions and lack of certainty, however, she can't change what seems apparent to most in schools these days, which is that boys struggle more than girls in class, and graduate and go on to college in lower numbers. However, I'll leave a point by point analysis to Whitmire or someone else. Will Boys Be Boys?


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