There’s some good news today from the education front. The long-standing stereotype that boys are better than girls at math seems to be a big mistake. Recent research shows that just as many of today’s girls do well on math tests as boys do. Just about half of the math majors graduating from college today are women. The long-held belief that boys enjoy math and girls enjoy reading appears shattered. Remember when Mattel put out a Barbie doll which complained “Math classes are tough”? Those days are gone forever, so let’s encourage more young women to study math and move into some of the high-paying jobs available.
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