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Recognize boys’ differences

In its editorial, USA TODAY reveals unsettling differences between high school boys and girls in their academic performances, attitudes toward school and future career options. While such observations are interesting, of more importance is identifying why those differences exist.

One possible explanation I’ve come up with from conducting 20 years of research at the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention suggests that schools may be setting standards that they apply to all students based on what is normal for girls. Read more…

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