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Tip/Wk. Don't let your boy's teacher mistreat him. Speak with her/him immediately. On the second or third report from your boy, take action. A study shows that of the 55% of students who report emotional abuse at school, some 75% are boys. And the leading predator? Teachers. Here's the reference... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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1.Young versus old: Green New Deal advances without old Democrat or Republican support. While young people advance new inventions and rail against climate change, it has become clear this is not a political fight but young versus old. Old Republicans... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Top story of the month: New Green Deal. Old people say there's no ROI in saving the human race, informing their grandchildren they won't make it past 2200. Sorry, kids, it's just too expensive for the world's richest country to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Nine Shift
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This month democracy showed some strength and Americans got needed hope. -Conservative Chief Justice Roberts seems bent on maintaining democracy. -Big business, Congress, American people seem to be willing to fight for Democracy. -President Trump gets called an asset of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Nine Shift
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A few more positive stories about boys this month. Society still firmly anti-boy and the young men are still dying. One of the boys we mentor/help just lost his best high school friend to despair. (suicide by intentional overdose). So... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Here's our February Report: Trains. We move closer to the end of our story. Society enters fully into the new economic age of the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century, and the countdown begins. World. Trains are gaining on cars.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Join us in the ParentsOfBoys Facebook page at facebook.com/parentsandboys Every week, you get: -Frequent posts, including Tip of the Week, News of the Week, and Story 0f the Week -Chance to comment, ask a question, reply to others -Opportunity to spread the word, become a Follower, Share with others Click... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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BOOK Smart Boys, Bad Grades, by Julie Coates and William A. Draves, 2013, LERN Books $9.99 including shipping. NOTE: when ordering, ignore all the other publications and just add to cart and check out. If you have problems, email draves@lern.orgP Order Here COURSES For Parents of Boys A one month... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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The boys need you to advocate for them in achieving gender equality in education and Title IX. No obligation for any specific activity. Activities include: -Contacting education leaders and elected officials -Signing petitions -Contacting media -Other activities To sign up, just email draves@lern.org Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
Julie Coates, William A. Draves, representatives and Board members of the Learning Resources Network (LERN) and anyone else associated with the ParentsOfBoys information and activities are not licensed counselors, medical or health professionals. While we provide information and education on gender to counselors and health professionals, we are educators and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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Julie Coates was a civil rights leader in the 1960s. She worked for racial equality in North Carolina where the KKK tried to kill her several times. She is currently Senior Vice President for the Learning Resources Network (LERN), a national education association serving over 500 school districts, colleges and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at ParentsOfBoys
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A new citizens organization is being planned by myself and co-author Julie Coates called ParentsOfBoys.org And our new Facebook page at parentsandboys is generating a lot of interest, likes, followers already. It is just two weeks old. With 100,000 young... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Nine Shift
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This week AOC is getting a lot of support for her publicizing efforts to save the planet. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is the 20something congresswoman from New York who seems to be representing her generation as well as her district. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Nine Shift
Millions of STEM Camp female graduates were outraged this week not to have been given the opportunity to discover the Apple Facetime bug, complaining about lack of access to their parents' basements and just not being told there was a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Nine Shift
Rebel, your view, shared by most professors, was true in the last century, the Industrial Age of factories. The data proves that. But in the 21st century, the U.S. Census data and other research all confirms: 1.College graduates earn more than trade school grads, almost $1 m. more. 2.Trade school grads actually earn more by living in communities with More, not fewer, college grads. 3.College grads - - accountants, web designers, etc. create jobs for trade school grads. Plumbers do not create Web Design jobs. Web Site designers create jobs for plumbers. 4.The economic prosperity, and quality of life is higher for Everyone in society with more college grads.
Thank You! More than 900 people have read the NineShift blog in the last two days. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Nine Shift
Breaking news. A new Facebook Page devoted to parents and boys has just started this week, with over 400 engagements already. If you want to advocate for gender equality in education, or want tips for your boy, please join us. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Some 100,000 more young men will die this year than usual. The cause: college denied. The death toll is staggering. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the number is so huge that life expectancy is now going down in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Gen Y women, and men, are actively working to narrow the gender pay gap. Good news: the gender pay gap is narrowing. Meanwhile, older feminists (both women and men who subscribe to the awful third wave belief system that 'boys... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Nine Shift
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It's getting late folks. 2020 is coming in a few months. And yet America is still clueless about what kind of infrastructure the country needs to position itself for prosperity in this century. The big one is transportation, where the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Nine Shift
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The current mental health crisis continues this year. Young men (see our #1 prediction above) are particularly hit hard by the despair (Center for Disease Control word describing the situation) of depression, anxiety and panic. But young women, and older... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Nine Shift
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The year 2019 will be the turning or tipping point where democracy in America is saved. America will still fall behind Europe in positioning itself for prosperity in the 21st century. The United States will still be in decline, relinquishing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Nine Shift
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Gen Y will have one more play; they will change one more thing for the good of the 21st century. Their modus operandi is online, so that is the likely organizing and force they will use. The issue: no idea.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Nine Shift
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The 100 Year Parallel continues. We will have a recession. And for the same reasons. In 1919-1920 we had a deep but relatively short 18 month recession because the government (President a Democrat) financially shot itself in the foot, causing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Nine Shift
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A new University of Missouri initiative to help black female students in STEM intentionally excludes black male students, another violation of Title IX. Black male students are the most disadvantaged minority in higher education, constituting only around 1.6% of graduates;... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2019 at Nine Shift