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Why Boys Fail by Richard WHITMIRE

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CHAPTER 10Actions That Need to Be Taken

 

IN MY YEARS of reporting on this issue, I’ve come across parents who insisted on an equal education for their sons; teachers who took charge of the problem and produced good results for their male students; principals who insisted on reshaping their schools to give boys a fair shake; and even governments willing to probe the issue (unfortunately, not in the United States). Adding up all those positives amounts to a take-action list, which includes the following actions.

LAUNCH AN AUSTRALIAN-STYLE FEDERAL INQUIRY (AND BASE THE RATIONALE ON GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS)

In April 2009, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman delivered the latest indictment of the U.S. education system:

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