Ed Week on the Gender Gap on School Boards

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From EdWeek: “School boards have more equitable representation of men and women than any other governing group in the United States, but new studies suggest women’s voices still often aren’t heard.

Women make up more than 40 percent of school board members nationally, more than double the average female participation in other governing groups in the United States. But unless they make up a supermajority of a board, women don’t comment and endorse motions as often as men do, according to studies in a newly released book, The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions.”

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