Failing at Fairness

Failing at Fairness

How America's Schools Cheat Girls

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Failing at Fairness, the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys.


  • Girls' learning problems are not identified as often as boys' are

  • Boys receive more of their teachers' attention

  • Girls start school testing higher in every academic subject, yet graduate from high school scoring 50 points lower than boys on the SAT


Hard-hitting and eye-opening, Failing at Fairness should be read by every parent, especially those with daughters.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439125236 | 
  • May 2010
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Chapter 1

Hidden Lessons

Sitting in the same classroom, reading the same textbook, listening to the same teacher, boys and girls receive very different educations. From grade school through graduate school female students are more likely to be invisible members of classrooms. Teachers interact with males more frequently, ask them better questions, and give them more precise and helpful feedback. Over the course of years the uneven distribution of teacher time, energy, attention, and talent, with boys getting the lion's share, takes its toll on girls. Since gender bias is not a noisy problem, most people are unaware of... see more

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