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    June 26, 2006

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    Carlos Santiago

    This study is extremely flawed.
    When people talk about the boy crisis they are or should be talking about:
    a. The last 5-10 years, not 30 years. Let's say since the advent of widespread video games and iPods.
    b. Not 9 year olds but 14-22 year olds. Many studies show that American elementary schools do a pretty good job. Things fall apart in middle school and high school.
    c. Only test scores seem to be measured. What about drop out rates? academic honors? college matriculation and completion rates? rates of entering professional and graduate schools?
    ***Seems to me that whoever sponsored this study had an agenda. What is worse is the Washington Post headline, which trumpes a conclusion totally unsupported by study data.
    Carlos

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