Boys and education are highlighted again

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    I just love that this is in Boston. :D

    Teen files federal complaint against school
    Fri Jan 27, 9:40 AM ET

    BOSTON (Reuters) - A 17-year-old male high school student has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights accusing his public school of discriminating against boys.

    Doug Anglin said girls are treated better at Milton High School in Massachusetts, are less likely to be punished and more likely to be encouraged to perform well academically, according to a copy of the December 9 complaint.

    The complaint in Milton, an affluent Boston suburb, defies the conventional image of American schools giving more attention to boys than girls.

    The Office for Civil Rights said on Thursday it was evaluating the complaint.

    The school's principal said he was baffled by Anglin's decision. "I don't understand any basis for that complaint," he told Reuters. "Milton High School does not discriminate against males, females or anybody else for that matter."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060127/od_nm/rights_teen_dc_2
     

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