Heres a piece on educating boys that speaks to our experience with our son. A snippet:
Beginning in very early grades, the sit-still, read-your-book, raise-your-hand-quietly, dont-learn-by-doing-but-by-taking-notes classroom is a worse fit for more boys than it is for most girls. This was always the case, but we couldnt see it 100 years ago. We didnt have the comparative element of girls at par in classrooms. We taught a lot of our boys and girls separately. We educated children with greater emphasis on certain basic educational principles that kept a lot of boys "in line" -- competitive learning was one. And our families were deeply involved in a childs education.
Yup. Thats one of the reasons why our kids are educated at home, rather than in school.