Killing the boys

In Australian universities the situation is even worse.

Wasting a generation of boys on a get-square

A crisis in boys’ education has been going on for more than a decade. In 2002, a federal parliamentary inquiry found boys lagging behind girls in literacy, numeracy and Year 12 exam results, and that they were less likely to go to complete high school or go to university. They excelled only in truancy and suspension rates.

Twenty years ago, when boys outclassed girls in their Year 12 exams, a hue and cry led to some feminising of the curriculum. But the pendulum has swung too far.

School principals have long suspected a mindset among education department bureaucrats and academics, the majority of whom are women of the leftist persuasion, that boys have had it “too good for too long.”

If we are serious about equity, we need to redress the balance, instead of wasting a generation of boys as some sort of get-square for perceived past injustice.

Source: thetelegraph.com.au


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