Founders Submit Response to The New York Times Call to Dialogue on Boys' Education

The statistics about the boy crisis are staggering, and continuing to accept what Mr. Kullman accurately terms a “boys-will-be-boys” excuse for academic disengagement is intolerable.  Not only because it has led to men becoming a minority of degree holders at all levels of education, but, more importantly, because boys are disengaging from their learning, from their communities, and from themselves. The key to raising and educating thriving, inspired boys is to teach boys to pay attention to their emotions; to create and value healthy relationships; and to reflect instead of simply to do. Only then can we create compassionate, competent, and circumspect young men with empathy.