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Boys watch the girls

Civil engineering take note. The Government was this week officially concerned about the high performance of girls and the comparatively low achievement of boys at school. Segregated education could be the answer, but it is likely the problem stems from the low career aspirations of today's young men - still, however much we try to change it, construction's main future employment pool.

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