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Overrated Men

Inside Higher Ed – Josh Logue

“Male students appear to consistently and significantly overrate the abilities of other male students, whereas female students showed no such bias, according to a new study in the journal PLoS ONE. Researchers at the University of Washington surveyed more than 1,700 students in three introductory biology classes, asking them to nominate those who they felt were doing exceptionally well in the class. Even after controlling for outspokenness and actual graded performance, male students in each of the classes consistently overestimated the performance of other men to the tune of an assumed 0.765 bump in grade point average. Effectively, for an outspoken female student to be nominated at the same rate as an outspoken man, her class GPA would need to be three quarters of a point higher than that of the guys.”(more)

Gentlemen, Preschool Is Calling

NPR Ed – MATT COLLETTE

“Experts hope New York City’s unprecedented pre-K expansion will lead more men to consider teaching small children…Men can play an important role in the development of young children. And experts say male teachers are particularly important role models for boys who grow up without father figures.” (more)