Failing at Fairness

Failing at Fairness

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Failing at Fairness, the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys. Girls' learning problems are not identified as often as boys' are Boys receive more of their teachers' attention Girls start school testing higher in every academic subject, yet graduate from high school scoring 50 points lower than boys on the SAT Hard-hitting and eye-opening, Failing at Fairness should be read by every parent, especially those with daughters.As girls studied home economics, typing, and shorthand, and boys took manual training and courses in the trades, sex differentiation within ... In secondary schools across the country, girls were barred from shop and boys from home economics. And in ... In the girlsa#39; classes teachers played games that aquot;emphasize activities such as sewing and housekeeping. ... Amendments, the law designed to abolish sex discrimination in public schools, helped todesegregate courses and programs.

Title:Failing at Fairness
Author:Myra Sadker, David Sadker
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2010-05-11


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