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Title IX for our boys
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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Posted By:Judy W., 2/26/2013 6:55:42 AM

In The K-12 Implosion, an Encounter books "broadside", I suggest that public education may be in trouble. (Snip) It seems that teachers -- overwhelmingly female -- just might be prejudiced against boys and it´s hurting their grades. Stereotyped as "naughty," boys quickly learn that they are thought of as dumber and more trouble than girls. And that has consequences. "When boys aged seven to eight were told that they tend to do worse at school than girls, they scored more poorly in reading, writing and mathematics tests than those who were not primed for failure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: keekng, 2/26/2013 7:37:06 AM     (No. 9196556)

One of my sons was in the second grade and I knew he was not doing well. At a parent-teachers conference, I asked the teacher repeatedly if he was working at grade level...No answer. Finally she said, "He is doing just fine, FOR a BOY".
After some effort, she was removed. Today my son is a highly respected medical doctor.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rakasha, 2/26/2013 7:48:44 AM     (No. 9196578)

My brother-in-law, when he was in the ninth grade, had a teacher who decided, because he found the text book boring and wasn´t reading his lessons, that he couldn´t read. She put in her records that he was an ´impared learner´ and, lo and behold, on his permanent record now appears the term ´learning disabled´. My husband was furious when he found out.

BIL is currently in his mid-twenties and, thanks to some intervention from his big brother, he now knows that he is not reading disabled. (He never was but he took the opinions of the teaching authorities to heart. Imagine.)

This is just one of many reasons our son learns at home.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: John c, 2/26/2013 8:00:19 AM     (No. 9196598)

Christina Hoff Sommers has been writing about the war on boys for years!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Gallo3, 2/26/2013 8:19:18 AM     (No. 9196639)

We could save a trillion bucks per year just by cashiering all the school teachers-mostly doctrinaire Marxists all- even without knowing it- and buy every kid an I-Pad and Hooked On Phonics, (or the grade equivalent).

The outcome would be better.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 2/26/2013 11:13:36 AM     (No. 9197045)

Vouchers

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gillyo, 2/26/2013 1:43:08 PM     (No. 9197378)

Any parent of boys will tell you that this is the way things are in schools. Boys are discriminated against, not only by teachers, but also by the curriculum. My son came home from school one day and asked me if there were any boys in history because all of the stories were about girls.

He is now 15, and although he´s a straight A student who scored in the top 5% on his placement tests, he still gets treated like an idiot. He actually had a teacher who asked him with a straight face, "Are you smart?" He said he felt like she felt it couldn´t possibly be true that he was. He has zero respect for teachers, and so do all of his friends.

He told me that most of the boys just sit in the back of the class and do nothing because they no longer care and don´t see the point. It´s already been decided that they´re morons, so why try?

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