A debate has broiled for years among educators over the growth of a so-called "crisis" in the education of boys and young men.
Trends show that young women are graduating high school and attending college at higher rates than men. But a report by the American Association of University Women argues that the gender crisis is a myth, saying test scores show little difference between the sexes.
What the report did find is that income, race, and ethnicity are closely tied to gaps in achievement.
So what do the findings mean for educators and students alike? Two experts answered your questions.
- Linda Hallman is the executive director of the American Association of University Women, which issued the report.
- Tom Mortenson is a senior scholar at the Pell Institute for Student of Opportunity in Higher Education.