Do boys fall through the cracks?

Charles Best founded DonorsChoose.org at Wings Academy, a public high school in the Bronx where he was a social studies teacher for five years. He thought up DonorsChoose.org during a lunch conversation with colleagues, and his students volunteered to help start the organization. To entice his fellow teachers to try out the new website, Charles offered them his mother's famous pear dessert. DonorsChoose.org has been growing since.
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Question: Do boys fall through the cracks?

Charles Best: Definitely, the girls in my class got better grades than the boys in my class, though I think I had a closer relationship with number of the guys in my class, just because both been guys that helps to create something of bond right off the bat. Yeah, and why that is, I don’t know, certainly, I can say there are a number of my students, a lot of my students I kept in touch with and they are probably equally split between guys and girls and even in terms the former students who are looked to bring on to the DonorsChoose.org team I can think of a couple former male students who I have in mind as people I want to join the staff team at DonorsChoose.org and couple of females students. So an equal member, but yeah, I am not a policy expert, I wish I could speak to what behind the guys getting/not getting, not do as well in school.

 

Recorded on: 1/29/08


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