April 17, 2006

Why boys are less and less interested in school, Part MXXVII

From The Princeton Review's Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam:

Here's some good news. The [Advanced Placement] U.S. History Exam doesn't ask about military history. You will never see a question on the AP exam like the one below:

XX. Union general Ulysses S. Grant was intent on capturing Vicksburg, Mississippi because ...

Can't have anything on the test that boys find interesting and girls don't, even if it was really important. On the other hand, questions about hideously dull 19th Century battle-axe feminists who were rightfully ignored until the formation of Women's Studies Departments in the 1970s are crucial to understanding American history.

My published articles are archived at iSteve.com -- Steve Sailer

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