Should colleges have men's studies majors or men's resource centers? Our guest this week tells us that male college students would get better grades if they rejected stereotypes of hyper-masculinity.
This has some experts wondering why – and what policymakers can do about it.
Andrew Reiner wrote about this in a recent New York Times op-ed “Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest.” He cites research that argues: “boys’ underperformance in school has more to do with society’s norms about masculinity than with anatomy, hormones or brain structure.”
Reiner is a professor at Towson University in Baltimore. He joins host Stephen Smith on the podcast to chat about it.