I wrote Motivate Your Son in 2012. My “case studies” for the lack of academic motivation were heavily tilted toward boys. I knew that we were on the verge of an epidemic of male underachievement because I was contacted by readers far beyond our Connecticut borders.
It has turned out to be worse than I anticipated.
A slew of articles have come out recently as follow ups to the Wall St. Journal article:
A Generation of American Men Give Up on College: ‘I Just Feel Lost’
The number of men enrolled at two- and four-year colleges has fallen behind women by record levels, in a widening education gap across the U.S.
Here’s another that details the problem with boys in school.