Elisabeth Best

Do Blondes Have More Funds?

As a (natural) blonde, I have heard my fair share of “dumb blonde” jokes, ranging from the insidious to the relatively harmless. “How do you keep a blonde busy for hours?” (Write ‘Please turn over’ on both sides of a piece of paper.) “What do you call a blonde behind the steering wheel of a car?” (An air bag.) The list goes on.

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Female Teachers Anxious About Math Make Girls Less Confident in Their Abilities?

In spite of the multitude of research indicating otherwise, the assumption that boys are biologically better at math than girls is alive and well at schools across the nation. And a new study indicates that when female teachers believe the stereotype, they pass their own mathematical anxiety on to the girls in their classes.

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