Behind the Headline: Boys aren’t learning to read — and it’s a global problem

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Boys aren’t learning to read — and it’s a global problem
12/20/10 | New York Daily News

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Gender Gap
Spring 2010 | Education Next

The latest PISA results revealed a 39 point gap between girls and boys in reading skills, write William Brozo and Richard Whitmire in today’s New York Daily News. They argue that there is a fundamental international failure of schools and parents to engage boys in literacy skills and warn of the consequences. In a forum in the Spring 2010 issue of Ed Next, Whitmire and Susan Bailey debated whether boys are being shortchanged by K-12 schools.

Richard Whitmire spoke with Ed Next about boys and literacy in this video.

He reads an excerpt from his book, Why Boys Fail, in this audio clip.

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