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Still Failing at Fairness: How Gender Bias Cheats Girls and Boys in School and What We Can Do About It

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Despite decades of effort to create fair classrooms and schools, gender bias is alive and well, and in some ways growing. School practices continue to send boys and girls down different life paths, too often treating them not as different genders but as different species. Teachers and parents often miss the subtle signs of sexism in classrooms. Through firsthand observatio ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Scribner (first published 2009)
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Sharon
Feb 17, 2010 Sharon rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone curious about education or gender bias
Liked the unpretentious writing and concrete advice very much. There was some amount of statistics overload, but they were always used thoughtfully.

However, I still felt the book glossed over the claim that women are paid less than men in the workplace. I wanted to see statistics that controlled for education levels and actual performance reviews and so on. In contrast, I thought this book handled the issue of sex bias on standardized tests very well. After presenting studies, the authors also e
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Elizabeth
I read this for a class and while I felt the message was powerful, it was heavily repetitive and statistics heavy. I learned a lot from it, but the book could probably be cut in half without losing any meaning.
Amanda
Jul 29, 2009 Amanda rated it did not like it
NOT a fan. I am reading this for a class entitlted "Girls are equal too". The book should be called "Seriously, you can prove anything with statistics".
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This book is a total eye opener to how the world and our classrooms really are. Its funny, intriguing, and very convincing.
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