Being more like men does not help women in STEM careers

ITHACA, N.Y. – Whenever Cornell University demographer Sharon Sassler talks about her latest research, she has to restrain herself from singing the lyric, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” from the musical “My Fair Lady.” Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get […]

Blue-collar training in high school leaves women behind

ITHACA, N.Y. – What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs. The way the pendulum […]

Cornell expert says study on disadvantaged boys challenges the U.S. to pay attention to suffering children

Travis Gosa, is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Education at Cornell University, an is affiliated with the Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality. Gosa says that the study, “Family Disadvantage and the Gender Gap in Behavioral and Educational Outcomes” that shows boys from disadvantaged backgrounds suffer more than girls from the same […]