The Discredited Science Behind the Rise of Single-Sex Public Schools

The Discredited Science Behind the Rise of Single-Sex Public Schools

The stereotype of girls as naturally industrious homework-doers and boys as misunderstood rebels is a convenient frame to explain some boys’ lackluster academic performance. Just one problem: Overwhelming evidence shows that our cultural expectations of gender play at least as much of a role as supposedly hardwired differences in how boys and girls learn. 

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