For years now we’ve heard the drumbeat. American girls advancing on American boys in school. Then girls surpassing boys. Now girls get more A grades. Seventy percent of high school valedictorians – girls. A lot more girls – young women – going to and completing college. Now, all eyes are on the American workplace. Is it next for this trend? If school has become less a field of triumph for boys, will the workplace follow? Will empowerment of women and a changing school and workplace world mean males to the rear? This hour On Point: boys and school, and the coming American workforce.
SEII’s David Autor joins Jim Tessler and Peg Tyre to discuss.