Why some boys may not want to succeed in school

04/30/2013 | Huffington Post, The

Nationwide, there is evidence that schools are facing a "boy crisis," with fewer male students enrolling in college and female students closing the achievement gap to outperform them in math, science and English, writes author Michael Kimmel. In this blog post, he suggests that male underachievement can be linked to the traditional views boys have about what is masculine. "We must make academic engagement a sign of manhood -- which we can only do by interrupting those other voices that tell our young boys to tune out," he writes.

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