Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gender Gap is a Myth, Report Says

The American Association of University Women has published "Where the Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity in Education."

From the Washington Post:
The most important conclusion of "Where the Girls Are: The Facts About Gender Equity in Education" is that academic success is more closely associated with family income than with gender, its authors said.

"A lot of people think it is the boys that need the help," co-author Christianne Corbett said. "The point of the report is to highlight the fact that that is not exclusively true. There is no crisis with boys. If there is a crisis, it is with African American and Hispanic students and low-income students, girls and boys."

1 comment:

narrator said...

Except, that every single school I have ever been in finds far more boys than girls - often 10 to 1 - in special education services and in disciplinary situations. If that doesn't seem like an important gender gap to worry about for these researchers, I'll assume that they have a political, and not an educational, agenda.