"Boy Crisis" Statistics?

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  1. Rockguykev

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    Sep 16, 2012

    I have an opportunity this week to lead a small-group discussion with just my boys in AVID. One of the things I'd like to do is share some of the statistics about the varying rates of education, crime, homelessness, health, etc. between men and women. I know a few years ago there was this big "Boy Crisis" push which, in some ways, has already been debunked.

    Does anyone know of any articles or sites that outline these statistical differences? Google has led me to quite a few things but most are from 2008 or so and don't have much in the way of statistics.
     
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  3. EdEd

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    I wouldn't rule out the 2008 statistics as it often takes a few years for stats to get aggregated and published. You could probably find something from 2010 if you looked hard enough, but 2008 is by no means out-of-date.

    You may look at your state test/accountability results/school report card - most districts have them available online, and I believe separate by gender, but I could be wrong about that? Kids Count by the Annie E Casey foundation publishes an annual report with tons of youth/education related data - not sure if it would have anything. NAEP might have something as well. Also, not that you'd cite Wiki, but it's usually a good place to start for general info and references:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achievement_gap_in_the_United_States

    I'd be interested in what you find.
     

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