How elementary schools keep men from going to college

More and more women are on college campuses, with devastating implications for the life chances of American men. Perhaps the root of the problem lies in our flawed approach to teaching reading early.

Articles in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other publications recently reported that the gender gap has reached record levels, with a roughly 60-40 distribution in enrollment and even wider at graduation. It may not be a coincidence that the number of working-age men who are neither employed nor looking for work has increased dramatically. “Is the American man disappearing from universities and the workplace?” One commentator wondered.

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