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Girls Outpacing Boys in K-12 and Beyond

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Girls Outpacing Boys in K-12 and Beyond

Girls Outpacing Boys in K-12 and Beyond

Girls Outpacing Boys in K-12 and Beyond

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For the past several years, educational studies have shown that girls are making signficant strides in fields where they once lagged. Now a recent survey of young people in 43 countries including the United States shows that females are outpacing males at every level of education. Andreas Schleicher, the study's lead author, joins Lynn Neary to talk about its findings.

Guest:

Andreas Schleicher
*Head of Analysis in the Education Division of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
*Lead author of OECD report entitled "Education at a Glance 2003" which came out in September