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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 15:02:35 -1000
From: Barbara J Tavares <btavares@hawaii.edu>
To: edequity@tristram.edc.org
Subject: Metropolitan Life Study: Examining Gender Issues in Public Schools
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I received a copy, and thus far have only read the executive summary.
Findings contradict many other studies I have read, and in some cases, my
own observations working with students and teachers in my home state.

I need to read it thoughtfully, and also examine the methodology. Would
be very interested to hear the reactions of other equity specialists who
have seen it.

Barbara Tavares
University of Hawaii
On Thu, 12 Mar 1998, Robert Weverka wrote:

> BusinessWeek carried this article recently.
> http://www.businessweek.com/premium/09/b3567070.htm
> It is mostly on the results of a recent Louis Harris & Associates
> survey which shows girls doing better than boys in our schools in terms of
> self esteem and expectations for college. I did a Web search on Louis Harris
> & Associates and found that this polling organization is used in many surveys
> targeted at finding discrimination against girls. See for example, the Girls
> Inc. web page. I am interested if anyone has seen the survey and if anyone
> has comments on this.
> Robert Weverka <weverka@optivision.com>

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