New CCF Briefing Report: Why Men Lag Behind in Education - and Why “Boy-Friendly” Schools Aren’t the Fix

Article here. Excerpt:

'What should schools do? The authors debunk the notion that boys’ underperformance in school is caused by a "feminized" learning environment that needs to be made more boy-friendly. Making curriculum, teachers, or classroom more "masculine" is not the answer, they show. In fact, boys do better in school in classrooms that have more girls and that emphasize extracurricular activities such as music and art as well as holding both girls and boys to high academic standards. But boys do need to learn how much today's economy rewards academic achievement rather than traditionally masculine blue-collar work.'