We must ask ourselves why boys seem to be falling behind academically. More importantly, what steps need to be taken in order to reverse this trend?
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Were my girlfriends and I encouraged to cooperate rather than compete, as it's pointed out that boys are encouraged to do? Was my behavior, when assertive, seen as disruptive and viewed negatively by my teacher?
Young men don't want to be pushed at 17 or 18 to make these kinds of choices with all the weight they carry. They are still finding out what they like, what they can do, what is important to them.
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