Is School Unfair to Girls?

The latest research finds that the gender gap goes well beyond boys' persistent edge in math and science

Athletic budgets. Reading lists. Pronouns in textbooks. All sorts of things have changed since 1972, when Congress outlawed sex discrimination in federally aided schools. But so far, charges the American Association of University Women (A.A.U.W.), reforms have only tinkered with the gender gap. The organization issued a cry of alarm last week, citing "compelling evidence that girls are not receiving the same quality, or even quantity, of education as their brothers." That conclusion was contained in a report compiled by specialists at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women that synthesized hundreds of studies of girl students from preschool age...

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