The much higher rates of school failure among boys is disturbing. Some language processing is more lateralized (on one side of the brain) in boys, so at least some boys may be more vulnerable with birth stress or injury. To date, gender preferences in learning for school-aged children have not been well studied. Hopefully these dire statistics will catalyze additional studies in this area.
Boys fall behind girls in grades - 01/09/05
Gender as a Factor in Special Education Eligibility
Do women really have more bilateral language representation than men?
Men Do Hear -- But Differently Than Women