Summer is right around the corner here in the United States bringing with it both good feelings and worry.
For boys, summer equals a long vacation to do what they love every day: nothing, play video games and sports, run around, hang with friends, swim, etc. And who can blame them?
I’m sure you’re thinking, “Huh, aliteracy? Don’t you mean illiteracy? Not a problem in my community. I don’t need this article.”
Wait! Stop! Please keep reading.
We all know the stereotype: girls outperform boys in reading and boys outperform girls in math and science. It’s what I grew up believing and definitely bought into hook, line, and sinker. So did all my male math and science teachers. In my math classes they told me not to worry that I didn’t understand, and in physics, I was called the "dumb brunette." Need I say more.Continue reading