confessions of a SLMS

Friday, November 25, 2005

In the October 16th edition of the New York Times, David Brooks writes about how the information age has changed the tools required for success and power. According to the article, "Mind Over Muscle", the gateway to present-day success is education, not physical strength. Women are generally better students than men, scoring higher on reading and writing tests throughout their school careers and graduating from college at a higher rate than men. A wake-up call for all of us who serve and care about boys! As Michael Sullivan says, "Without an active reading life, boys are almost destined to fall behind and stay behind in the acquisition and effective use of language."

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