For the first time...I get to link to another blog about the treatment of boys in schools. The whole blog is titled "Why Boys Fail". There are a lot of links and resources there discussing the problem.
We have a 15 year old girl and an 13 year old boy. Because we've been dissatisfied with their school's treatment of our boy, we've had to do a lot of educating at home.
This blog tells of some of the things we've learned.