Article here. Excerpt:
'Twenty years ago, or so, as faculty meeting after faculty meeting focused on the needs of our school’s girls and what we needed to for our girls, a faculty colleague pointed out that, as we assumed gender driven positions and definitions under the auspices of remedying something regarding girls education, our definitions and practices would affect boys.
He is the father of two boys. I’m now the father of one who can’t be more physical and different from his sister in his approach to the world.
I can tell you from practice, that twenty-something years ago, yes, we did focus a bit much on girls; we sometimes over encouraged and allowed our girls to press boundaries more than our boys. Quite literally, the boys had to be nicer during class discussions.
We know that boys have been falling behind in terms of achievement — high school and college — for the past two decades, plus.
It seems that the chickens have come home to roost; the circle is complete. It’s boys who now seem to suffer at the hands of particular treatments and educational approaches.'
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