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“The Day My Butt Went Psycho”

Fascinating Washington Post article on why boys have so much trouble learning to read compared to girls. Part of it may be that they are being pushed to do it too young, part of of it is that they like topics–eg., potty humor–that may not appeal to their teachers or parents:

Jerilynn Hoffman couldn’t get her young son to read much until she found a book that wasn’t her cup of tea but definitely was his: `The Day My Butt Went Psycho.’

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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