Category Archives: Education

Why Don’t We Value Spacial Intelligence?

From Jonathan Wai in Psychology Today: Over 90 years ago, Lewis Terman attempted to identify the brightest kids in California.  There were two young boys who took Terman’s test but who did not make the cutoff to be included in … Continue reading

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The Gender Role & The Gender Brain in Education

The Gender Role & The Gender Brain in Education by Sean Kullman (This article first appeared in the commission newsletter, The Proposal.) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) does important work on civil rights, and the single-sex school debate continues … Continue reading

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The Single Sex Classrooms Debate

The Single Sex Classrooms Debate by Michael Gurian (This article first appeared in the commission newsletter, The Proposal.) When I began to develop nature-based theory more than 25 years ago, I did not know it would be used in all … Continue reading

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Work With Boys—Not Against Their Nature

From Christina Hoff Sommers in the New York Times: Rather than try to change the basic nature of boys, why not work with who they are? Consider the all-too-typical case of Justin, a Southern California boy who loved science fiction, pirates and … Continue reading

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A Man’s World but Not a Boy’s: Those supporting women should also encourage boys

From Mark Sherman in Psychology Today: What is someone like me to do? While I had a mother I loved and respected, and I have a wife I adore, my children and grandchildren – for whom, like every parent and … Continue reading

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Family Structure and the Gender Gap

Following on an earlier post, the concerns about fatherless America 20 years ago, here is more recent data summarized by W. Bradford Wilcox in National Review: On October 14, Princeton University and Brookings released a new issue of The Future of Children, focused … Continue reading

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A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls

From Claire Cain Miller in the New York Times: Boys are falling behind. They graduate from high school and attend college at lower rates than girls and are more likely to get in trouble, which can hurt them when they … Continue reading

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The Boy Crisis: A Sobering Look at the State of our Boys

Warren Farrell Ph.D. discusses the Boy Crisis at TEDxMarin. A few highlights: “If our very survival has been dependent on our sons’ willingness to die for us, then being sensitive to male death competes with our survival instinct.” “Dad deprived boys … Continue reading

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Molly K. Olsen interviewed on new Affirmative Consent policies at University of Minnesota

Commissioner Molly K. Olsen on Up & At ‘Em Twin Cities News Talk on the new Affirmative Consent policy at the University of Minnesota. Molly speaks on due process issues and our commission starting around the 14 minute mark.

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Gender Gap Journalism

Gender Gap Journalism by Kay Hymowitz at the Institute for Family Studies blog: The gender gap doesn’t bring out the best in journalists.  With important exceptions, articles on the subject are padded with overly broad statistics, cherry picked research, a … Continue reading

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Let’s Reclaim the Glory of Being a ‘Maker’

From “Let’s Reclaim the Glory of Being a ‘Maker’” by Lori Sanders and Cameron Smith in The Federalist. We’ve heard the story of declining wages over and over. We’ve repeatedly heard the political talking points about the threat of offshoring. … Continue reading

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Highly Educated = Husband Material?

Karol Markowicz in the New York Post, “This guy went to college, but it doesn’t make him husband material.” (The picture of “this guy” at the link is John Belushi from Animal House.) With more women going to college than … Continue reading

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Why Are Boys Failing in School?

Tom Golden interviews Jennifer Fink of Building Boys and Mark Sherman, Ph.D. on why boys are failing in school.

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Boy Trouble

An overview of what we call The Boy Crisis, Boy Trouble by Kay S. Hymowitz in City Journal, 2013:  When I started following the research on child well-being about two decades ago, the focus was almost always girls’ problems—their low self-esteem, lax … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Take It Out on The Kids

From Mark Sherman in Psychology Today: However, when the modern women’s movement began to turn its attention to girls – as in books like Failing at Fairness: How America’s Schools Cheat Girls(published in 1994) – they were already doing better than … Continue reading

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Boys and Young Men: A New Cause

From the archives of Psychology Today: Boys and Young Men: A New Cause for Liberals by Mark Sherman in 2010. Even today, when someone writes about the way boys are lagging behind girls, he or she often talks about it as … Continue reading

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Terry Brennan interviewed re: a White House Council on Boys and Men

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The Importances of having a White House Council on Boys and Men

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Warren Farrell Explains Why a White House Council on Boys and Men Helps Cut Govt. Costs

  In this video, Dr. Farrell explains how a White House Council on Boys and Men, by strengthening father involvement and the family, reduces the need for the government-as-substitute husband:    

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Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle

P. Gregory Guss, L.C.S.W. Three years ago, a pilot project, titled the Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle was started in Davis, California, as a free service to address the profound patterns of male isolation that occur for men of all … Continue reading

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Warren Farrell Speaks on Boys at Toronto

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