CNN PRODUCER NOTE Sbaradell says that, according to studies, teachers are more likely to call on children who yell out as they raise their hands, and this behavior is much more common in boys. "I think teachers need to be mindful of this", said Scott, "and not simply call on boys for being louder." He thinks that teachers also compound the problem by having a double standard and admonishing girls who call out as they raise their hands. "To be fair, the real issue is not teachers per se, but our social norms generally," said Scott. "As parents, we are more likely to tolerate loud and boisterous behavior in boys." He has two boys and a girl and he tries to use the same standard for all his children. "That's the only way our children will get to college on equal footing when in comes to vocal leadership in the classroom."
- marcelacnn, CNN iReport producer