ERIC Number: ED518143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-17
Reference Count: 0
Can Boys Succeed in Later Life if They Can't Read as Well as Girls?
Center on Education Policy
In this paper, the author asks the question, "Can Boys Succeed Later in Life if They Can't Read as Well as Girls?" He notes troubling statistics that illustrate lower performance of boys compared to girls, including performance on state reading tests, and graduation rates from both high school and college. He says that the good news is that the recent national focus on improvement in math achievement for women has paid off, but that the bad news is that men are falling behind in the workforce, most likely because of their educational deficiencies.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Graduation Rate, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement, Males, Reading Skills, High Schools, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Labor Force, Success, Futures (of Society)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy