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Why Boys Fail by Richard WHITMIRE

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NOTES

INTRODUCTION

1. Hanna Rosin, “The End of Men,” Atlantic, August 2010.

2. Tom Mortenson, correspondence with author.

3. In the spring of 2011, I became aware of a federal education task force organized by the National Center for Education Statistics looking at the issue of underrepresented males in higher education.

4. Richard Whitmire, “Do Ladies Love Country Boys? Not if They’re Undereducated,” USA Today, February 22, 2010.

5. Ibid.

6. Tom Sticht, “Confusing Ignorance with Illiteracy,” Education News, Feb. 20, 2011.

CHAPTER 1: DISCOVERING THE PROBLEM

1. Interviews conducted on campus, December 2005.

2. Rick Barrett, “Paper-Industry Center Planned; College Will Share in Grant for Training,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 23, 2004.

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