Girls and boys are different. So why do our schools insist on treating them as identical? Bringing together many women's voices, from Bridget Jones to Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan to Germaine Greer, Mr. Tooley challenges education's sacred cows, demanding a radical rethinking of sexual politics and a fairer way forward for women. "This book is...carefully wrought to engage readers who might be coming from very different directions."-Times Educational Supplement.
James Tooley is professor of education policy at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and author of Reclaiming Education and The Global Education Industry. He writes frequently for the London Times, the Guardian, the New Statesman, and other newspapers and periodicals. He lives in England.