USA Today reports that a study by Thomas Dee, an associate professor of economics at Swarthmore College and visiting scholar at Stanford University, published in Education Next has come to the provocative conclusion that boys learn more from men and girls learn more from women. The study was vetted and approved by peer reviews, but faces an uphill battle in the fight for acceptance. Some leading education advocates dispute his claims as well as the manner in which he came to his conclusions. While Dee thinks that one shouldn’t draw hasty conclusions from his work, he does think that his research proves his point, and that “we should be thinking more carefully about why” having an opposite-sex teacher hurts academic progress…