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Should colleges teach men how to be men?

Today, women are more likely to go to college than men. And they perform better academically once they get there.

This has some experts wondering why – and what policymakers can do about it.

Andrew Reiner wrote about this in a recent New York Times op-ed “Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest.” He cites research that argues: “boys’ underperformance in school has more to do with society’s norms about masculinity than with anatomy, hormones or brain structure.”

Reiner is a professor at Towson University in Baltimore. He joins host Stephen Smith on the podcast to chat about it.