Why Boys Fail
Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That's Leaving Them Behind
Author: Richard Whitmire
Pub Date: September 2011
Print Edition: $15.95
Print ISBN: 9780814420171
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814420362
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“Armed with data, interviews, case studies, and analysis Richard Whitmire explores why boys fail in school…An eye-opening read for educators and parents.” —District Administration magazine
“…thorough, thought-provoking look at the increasing achievement gap between boys and girls…engaging read…offers arguments that could be used by…youth advocates to fund literacy and related programs for boys.” --Voya
“… parent of a son, school reform advocate, elementary school teacher, or, most importantly a school administrator or member of …school boards…you need to read this book.” --Tucson Citzen
“This is why we need reporters…an unbiased look at what is and isn’t working in schools. Plenty of real stories and real journalism.” --guysread.com
“…subject matter is compelling…sound advice—recommended for parents, educators, and others advocating for innovation and flexibility in their educational situations.” --Library Journal
"…excellent starting point for examining a problem that could have long lasting consequences if it’s not addressed soon….insightful look into a serious deficit in our educational system…" —Bismarck Tribune
“…addresses an important, and neglected, problem in our schools. Teachers and administrators should pay close attention to what Whitmire has to say.“ --Washington Times
“The gender gap will certainly be a difficult problem to overcome…but hopefully this book will help pave the way for a better understanding.” —Geekdad blog on wired.com
“… brilliant new book… I don't know of a clearer or more balanced examination of this issue…recommendations at the end of the book are sensible, creative and overdue…” --Washington Post
“…provocative and useful new book…” --Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Chosen by The American School Board magazine as one of 2010's Top Education Reads
Selected as one of the Top 5 Educational Books by Literacy News.
"… excellent overview of the subject, examining how environmental factors, school policies, and parenting approaches can lead to gender gaps in education.” --Literacy News
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