School and boys: they need our help

When this sort of article appears in USA Today, you know the problems boys have in school are getting noticed – FINALLY!

“Boys in crisis: Schools are failing young males. Here’s what needs to change in classrooms

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that everything said here is familiar.

The major points are:

  • Absence of dads
  • Absence of male teachers (so no role models available)
  • School is skewed toward feminine success   
  • Normal boy behavior is seen as problematic
  • Boys are marginalized

Thanks so much to the author, Christopher Brueningsen, who is the head of a well-respected boys’ school, Kiski School.