Birder listed some good points. Our current school system is set up to benefit
girl;s and punish boys. Boys--and some girls--need to be able to move around and
talk while they learn. Too often boys are punished for acting like boys, and
school instantly becomes a negative experience for many.Boys also do
not have enough male role models in schools--especially in the elementary
grades. We have fewer men because our culture has created a hostile environment
to those in the education profession. If men stay away from becoming teachers,
it would be natural to think that many boys would view education unnecessary.
1. Schools cannot be expected to make up all of society's deficits.2.
Girls have historically done better in language arts, which is the main focus of
elementary school.3. Boys might perform better in school if there were
more male teachers/role models.4. Boys in minority families are highly
impacted by the large number of absent fathers. Think of the renegade elephant
story.5. What can be done now? Let boys move around, don't take away
recesses, and let them act like boys in school, instead of girls.
Wow!Wouldn't it be great if there were no gaps at all.We could all be part of a collective where every person is exactly the same as
the others.No rich! No poor! And politicians could just retire.