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BOYS VS. GIRLS For

Filed at 6:15 am under by dcobranchi

BOYS VS. GIRLS For at least 10 years, schools have been focused on bringing up the scores of girls who were thought to be shortchanged in the public schools. Now it appears the tide has turned and girls are outscoring boys in the standardized tests and in other important catgeories.

For the first time, more girls than boys passed the math section of the 2002 WASL in all grades the test is given: fourth, seventh and 10th. In reading and especially writing, girls maintained large leads. In the seventh and 10th grades, nearly two-thirds of girls met the writing standard, compared with fewer than half of boys.

The gap mirrors national — and international — trends. In England, they worry about the “lad” problem.

This should be no surprise to anyone who has had a son in the schools. The emphasis these days is all on desk work, 6 1/2 hours per day (plus 2 to 3 hours of homework). Recess has been eliminated in many schools. Boys just don’t have a chance to burn off their energy. This may be completely sexist and un-PC but boys and girls ARE wired differently. There’s a reason the aphorism “Boys will be boys” became one. Still one more reason to HS.

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August 28th, 2003
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August 28th, 2003
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Comment by
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August 28th, 2003
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