In his New York Times article, Furman totally ignored the issue of gender in his argument that investing in kids has long-term economic benefits.
Furman is chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and yet is clueless about the crippling effect on the economy of keeping smart boys out of college.
As a mentor to low income African American boys, I have seen how our education system tried to keep Tristan, now studying engineering at a university, out of college. Tristan graduated in the bottom 2% of his high school class. Through wit, grit and educational money after serving in Afganistan, Tristan is in college - - where he undoubtedly receiving worse grades than girls who know no more than he does.
The White House ought to enforce Title IX and fill STEM jobs in our economy with the millions of smart males getting screwed by schools- - the solution costs no money.
Sunset at our cabin in early spring this year.