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The Lost Girls: How Schools Are Causing Girls to Under-achieve In The Wider World

Charlotte Woolley explores the way the curriculum and the self-images schools instil in girls are holding them back, despite their increasing academic success. She argues that a feminist revolution in schools would be good for all.

Looking at girls’ academic achievement, you’d be forgiven that girls have got it made and are flying in education. They outperform boys on most academic measures, with 70% of girls reaching the expected standard at KS2 in 2019 compared with 60% of boys, a gap that only widens.

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