Our Boys DO Need Our Help

 

Janet Allison

Janet Allison is Founder of Boys Alive! (www.boysalive.com) and Director of the Gurian Parenting Community (www.michaelgurian.com).  She is a veteran teacher and author of Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best!  She helps parents and teachers understand gender differences and what boys need to be successful at home, in school, and life!

You may have heard that the Olympics this year were called, “The Year of the Ladies” and the legacy of Title IX was often cited as the reason.  In 1972, Title IXwas passed into law, requiring gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding.   It is best known for breaking down barriers in sports for women and girls and opening doors for them to pursue math and science studies.

Tim Wright said, “Back then, society collectively stood up and demanded change, and the government responded by investing over $100,000,000 to get the girls caught up.  And it worked. The amount spent to get boys caught up?  $000,000,000.  (and that’s not a typo).”  Read more……

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