Girls Get Good Grades But Still Need Help. As For Boys … SOS!

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/01/29/382413365/girls-get-good-grades-but-still-need-help-as-for-boys-sos

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And boys don’t always stick with school. „In middle-income countries like Brazil, a lot of boys drop out at middle school level to go into the work force,“ says Changu Mannathoko, senior education adviser at UNICEF. „With boys, they get much more prestige when they are out working [or] part of a gang than being a student.“ Whereas girls see learning as an opportunity to get jobs and leave an oppressive environment, she adds, so they often take school more seriously.

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