Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls (Paperback)

How America's Schools Cheat Girls

By Myra Sadker, David Sadker

Scribner Book Company, 9780684800738, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1995



Failing at Fairness, the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys.
  • Girls' learning problems are not identified as often as boys' are
  • Boys receive more of their teachers' attention
  • Girls start school testing higher in every academic subject, yet graduate from high school scoring 50 points lower than boys on the SAT

Hard-hitting and eye-opening, Failing at Fairness should be read by every parent, especially those with daughters.

About the Author

Dr. Myra Sadker and Dr. David Sadker, professors at The American University (Washington, D.C.), have been involved in training programs to combat sexism and sexual harassment in over forty states and overseas. Their ground-breaking research has sparked a national response to sexism in schools, including the recent report from the American Association of University Women, "How Schools Shortchange Girls."

Praise For Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls

Garin Rubenstein
The New York Times

Required reading for anyone interested in sex bias.

Patricia Ireland
President, National Organization for Women

Provides hard evidence of the discrimination women face from the first day of school.

Naomi Wolf
Author of The Beauty Myth

We need many more books like this one, that draw into the foreground the fact that sexism in the schools is crippling America's leadership and productivity.