Ed Post Conversations

5: Why boys should start school a year later than girls

Episode Summary

It’s controversial but maybe it makes sense: should boys start school a year later than girls? Richard Reeves, author of Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It, comes on the show to discuss this idea and why he supports it. In the race towards creating more equitable access for girls and women, do boys and men get lost? More on Richard Reeves: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/10/boys-delayed-entry-school-start-redshirting/671238/ More on Ed Post Conversations : https://www.edpost.com/podcasts CREDITS 
Original Music: Ayanna Jacobs-El

Episode Notes

(00:30- 5:25) How does the preponderance of white women in the classroom affect boys?

(5:30-14:35) The lack of men in early education and creating pathways

(14:37-18:30) Boys and literacy

(18:30 - 20:30) Power of mentorship

(20:30 - 23:00) How can we better support boys and men