Peg + Cat
The research is alarming, but PBS is ready to fight back. PEG + CAT, a new animated children's series premiering Monday is designed to combat recent studies that show young girls are increasingly buying into the belief that boys are better at math.
"Not only is the notion ridiculous, it's a real shame, because it's encouraging girls not to pursue math in school, and that will greatly affect their career options," says Lesli Rotenberg, the general manager of children's programming at PBS. "We wanted a show that will address the issue in a fun way and help reverse this crazy thinking."