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The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    This is a great book: I sent a copy to all of my adult children

    This is a great book: I sent a copy to all of my adult children as a reference guide. It has already provided
    valuable assistance. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    Should be read by every parent, teacher, educator

    What caught my eye was the blurb on the back cover that said more boys had been expelled from preschool...!! Expelled from preschool? A grandchild in our family, a boy, had been expelled from preschool. What went wrong? What is happening in our schools? How come a preschooler fails, and how come a teacher can't deal with it? What is the problem? But I understood that it happened to boys more often.

    This book is a MUST read! It answers some of the problems facing both children, especially boys, and the schools themselves.

    As I read the book, I was either madly emailing quotes to friends and relatives, or calling them on the phone to get this book. I even bought another one to send to my son who is the father of a boy, although a boy still not crawling, walking or talking.

    As a former teacher, I could relate to much of what Ms. Tyre had to say. I agree that boys are different and should not be expected to fit the mold of what the system mandates. We want all kids to succeed, and this book does not take away from any gains that have been made for girls, but it looks at the special problems facing boys in the classroom.

    Much of what was said, I thought could also be a prescription for schools in general. It may be time to go back to teaching "kids" and not the test, not for national or district test scores. We are short-changing our children when we ignore their interests, and not respond to their delight of discovering something "new" and wanting to investigate, learn more about, and immerse oneself in the study.

    I highly recommend this book!

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    Posted December 27, 2009

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