Boys are more likely to struggle with reading, get assigned to special ed classes and drop out of high school. The problem is not the boys -- it's the schools. Experts and educators will weigh in on what schools can do to be more "boy-friendly" and increase acheivement among male students.
Michael Thompson, clinical psychologist and author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Lives of Boys Kelley King, teacher and author of Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School Sue Strand, retired teacher
My son could be disruptive in grammar school, because he was bored. A new school district in another state recognized the problem right away and put him in advanced placement classes. The behavior problem disappeared.Polly –Jan 15, 2013 10:44:23 AM