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What About the Education of Boys?
I attended a recent conference sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS). One of the topics dealt with the education of boys. The presenter, an investigative journalist, argued that we, as a society, have ignored the plight of boys in our schools. She cited some staggering statistics: 2.5 million more females than males attend college, boys take fewer college-prep courses, join less clubs and organizations, and are five times more likely to be expelled from Pre School. She continued by saying that boys are poorer readers and writers. Boys also learn organizational skills much later than girls. As I was listening to this information, it struck me that although we are an all-boys school, the MMA teaching staff needs to pay attention to this and help enable our cadets to excel in all they do, especially in academics. Moreover, schools across the nation need to be as focused on the educational experience of boys as well as girls.
Article posted November 23, 2009 at 01:44 PM •
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I am the Dean of Academics at a private military school in central Missouri called Missouri Military Academy.
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