Sunday, March 20, 2005
Interesting op-ed in the LA Times today. A Duke University study attempted to determine whether boys or girls were faring better in education in light of conflict reports during the 90s. It turns out that boys are faring far worse in 17 of the 22 categories, and the study essentially concludes there is a boy crisis (in contrast to the "girl crisis" that Harvard scholar and feminist Carol Gilligan proclaimed in the 90s).

But despite the study's very conclusive findings, the Duke press release and the MSM reports simply stated that it appeared boys and girls were faring equally -- a statement completely inconsistent with the findings of the study. The question I have, if girls were fairing worse than boys in 17 of 22 categories, would they have made the same claim? Somehow I doubt it.
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