By: Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret NewsVia her new op-ed piece for Time magazine's website, the author Christina Hoff Sommers is once again stirring up public discussion about the generally subpar academic performance of boys. “Millions of boys are struggling academically,” wrote Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. “A large and growing male cohort is falling behind in grades and disengaged from school. College has never been more important to a young person's life prospects, and today boys are far less likely than girls to pursue education beyond high school. As our schools become more risk averse, the gender gap favoring girls is threatening to become a chasm.”
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A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found overwhelming opposition to the way the arrest of Eric Garner was handled while the majority support the broken windows policy, which cracks down on low-level crimes to prevent bigger ones from occurring. Garner's death has brought the policy into the spotlight. The Staten Island man had been selling untaxed cigarettes when he was arrested. A police officer placed him in a chokehold and Garner died.