solving the crisis in boys' education

“I feel squirmy,” said my student I was tutoring on the subject of the Italian Renaissance to the tune of $50/hour. “I feel like wiggling around, you know?” he complained. “Why IS that?”–which is what makes him interesting.

“Because you’re a twelve-year-old boy, that’s why. Can you stand on your head?”

For more, see the excellent and sadly defunct blog WriteOutLoud

This is an important issue and an innovative approach clearly worthy of a National Academies’ report.

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