Then perhaps have a look at http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_4_boy-trouble.html, and particularly the comments contributed by readers. It’s about the trouble many boys experience in school, and what one feminist researcher sees as the key contributing factors. As usual, apparently men and boys are to blame … with women just a gentle benign influence floating somewhere on the periphery. Umm, no, why am I not convinced?
Please peruse the following articles to see what people are saying about boys and education:
‘A Boy Today’ report (September 2021) UK
Opinion | What We Are Not Teaching Boys About Being Human – The New York Times (nytimes.com) (6 August 2021) Not a one-sided coverage of the topic … much!
Campaign to stop boy shaming in schools – Bettina Arndt #MENTOO (1 June 2021) Australian video
Villanova College responds as students seen in ‘offensive, extremely misogynistic’ video | The Courier Mail (17 May 2021) The pro-feminist media takes yet another whack at private school boys
World Day of The Boy Child – A Voice for Men (16 May 2021)
Gender bias and predicted grades (2 March 2021) UK
Sexual assault against boys is a crisis (22 February 2021) USA
Why men are quitting teaching at an alarming rate (20 October 2020) UK
Ireland Education Minister Norma Foley confirms calculated grading system being used for 2020 exams designed to ensure that overall girls will do better than boys (19 August 2020) Twitter discussion thread
Schoolboys assaulted by female classmates (21 June 2020) Twitter discussion of one particular current issue
What are boys and girls? (13 April 2020) Sexism against boys is different
Stop lying about our sons (18 February 2020)
School systems reward masculine learning styles, while discounting the value of feminine learning styles??? (13 February 2019) Tweet by Terry Brennan and a linked paper
Opinion: Dear Boys, we hate you (7 December 2018) USA
Question for academics. For all the gender gap talk on campus, do you ever see any concern about males making up smaller percent of students overall and especially in certain fields? Or decreased male participation rate in labor force? Or potentially related social ills? (5 December 2018) Twitter post & reader comments
Boys ARE disadvantaged with education and mental health (29 November 2018)
Men, boys and educational attainment (22 November 2018)
Are Males Being Discriminated Against On College Campuses? (12 November 2018)
The War on Masculinity in Schools: A Growing Epidemic? (22 October 2017)
I had a disturbing incident at my son’s class today (22 September 2017) Reddit discussion thread
Panic about male teachers quitting obscures key factor: what about women? (20 September 2017) Read the bizarre way a feminist journo interprets the problem of men leaving the teaching profession (the readers comments are better)
Fears men could disappear from primary teaching (18 September 2017) & Male teachers are an endangered species in Australia: new research (18 September 2017)
Both of the above sources ignore the issue of male teachers being concerned about false accusations of child abuse, and of harassment/gossip/discrimination in what are now sometimes overtly feminised workplaces.
The new minority on campus? Men (8 August 2017) USA. And again, the default response to men/boys being disadvantaged is to blame them. Not gender bias and gynocentrism in the education system. Nope it’s that boys need to be made to recognise the value of a college education.
Is feminism killing young boys? (17 May 2017)
The feminization of everything fails our boys (9 May 2017)
Men won’t volunteer to help the Scouts for one depressing reason: they’ll be labelled paedophiles (11 April 2017) with related Reddit discussion thread here
Memo to Our Sons and Grandsons: The Future Is Female (2 March 2017)
Girls not believing they’re smart enough is our main education problem (23 February 2017) Australia. Looks like we have it all wrong and actually girls have it far worse. Yeah, but nah. Author even looks to the wage gap as proof of her assertion … lol … absolutely compelling. And yet many readers are apparently unconvinced.
One of the most disturbing facets of the wave of hysteria sweeping half the nation in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory is the recent trend of feminist confessionals about their problematic feelings for their male children (15 January 2017) Reddit discussion thread and linked article
We need to rethink recruitment for men in primary schools (17 October 2016) Australia
The fear of having a son (14 October 2016)
Girls feelings are far more important than the truth, by Mark Dent (12 October 2016)
Manhood is caught in a gender agenda (4 October 2016) Australia
Acceptance for boys dropping out (26 September 2016)
Pioneering domestic violence program targets mothers and sons (26 September 2016)
“So it is not enough to make husbands the bad guys, now that so many households are fatherless, let’s make sons the bad guys?” (Source)
Middle Tennessee mother fights boys-only corporal punishment policy (15 September 2016)
Ten Reasons Why Men Aren’t Going to College (undated) USA
How to help boys do better at school: stop giving them a leg-up in the outside world, by Jane Caro (15 August 2016) Australia. One of those articles that fill you with disgust for feminists and particularly, feminist journalists. This harpy happily uses children (boys) as pawns in her pathetic effort to prop up a failed and deceitful ideology. See related Reddit discussion thread here. See rebuttal from Claire Lehmann here
Girls power up for fast learning (19 July 2016) Australia. Girls “try harder to meet teachers’ expectations” (most of whom are women), and are “more likely to enjoy school“. No questions asked as to why that might be the case, just more of the same ‘boys as defective girls’ meme. See actual research summary here.
My affirmative action for women in my workplace, by Jennie Hill (15 July 2016) Australia.
“This year, the thing I’m most proud of is that I’ve brought in an affirmative action plan for women at my workplace. Let me explain.…” Feminist teacher proudly tells readers how she discriminates against boys … it’s her private blow against the patriarchy etc. See related Reddit discussion thread here.
Poor behaviour hits boys hardest and ‘Girls more likely to get away with misbehaving than boys‘ (22 June 2016)
“What message is this sending to the millions of boys not just in the UK and the US, but across the globe, who are struggling at school, or being kicked out altogether?
I’ll tell you what I think it’s telling them. It’s telling them they’re not worth fighting for. It’s telling them, that if you’re a girl, world leaders will spend millions to help you, but if you’re a boy, you’re on your own.”
Teacher forced second grade boys to stick heads in bucket of urine, report claims (10 May 2016) USA, with related Reddit discussion thread here
Male teacher numbers dwindling, work in education an ‘isolating experience’ for men (22 February 2016) Australia
It’s not just scholarships. Admissions are heavily stacked against men (18 January 2016) Reddit discussion thread
Our education system must stop ignoring its bias against boys (5 January 2016)
Feminism has gone too far says universities admissions chief (7 January 2016)
Warren Farrell talks about the boy crisis (19 October 2015) USA video
When Society Encourages Mean Girls to Bully Boys (26 November 2015)
Work With Boys — Not Against Their Nature (9 November 2015) USA
Student discipline around the world (30 October 2015) Only boys are given the cane in Singapore
Poor white boys sink further to the bottom of the class (30 October 2015)
No boys allowed in Oregon ‘confidence club’ for girls in technology (25 October 2015)
Male teachers abandon classroom fearing inappropriate label of working with children (19 October 2015) Australia
How to stop mass shootings (2 October 2015)
The feminization of America accelerates as universities shame men for being men (20 September 2015)
Male teacher numbers so low experts warn of negative impact on students (18 September 2015) Australia. Unbelievable! Gender-biased article puts emphasis on the impact on female students. See related reddit discussion thread here.
There are fewer males at university, so should they be an equity group? (7 September 2015) Consider these arguments about why the low & falling rate of male enrolment in universities should NOT be addressed, and then do a gender reversal and consider how feminists would react (think female CEO’s or politicians for example). See related reddit discussion thread here.
Parents public shaming of girls Vs boys (21 May 2015) Video. Observe the different reactions
We must stop indoctrinating boys in feminist ideology (20 July 2015)
Timmins, Ont. girl petitions to sign up for boys-only robotics class (3 July 2015) and related reddit discussion thread
Boys ‘need more learning support’, ScotCen study shows (16 June 2015) U.K
Where are all the smart men? (3 May 2015) New Zealand with related reddit mensrights discussion threads here and here. A separate, and even more ignorant editorial here concludes with “The failure of men to foot it with them educationally in equal numbers is no reason to change the education system or promote men undeservedly. The shortage of partners for highly educated women is a problem only men can solve. Get your credentials, boys.”
The $30 million campaign against domestic violence (27 April 2015) Australia
The eradication of boyhood (10 April 2015)
Is the ‘female way of learning’ destroying boyhood? (25 March 2015)
Teacher’s unfairness to boys? (14 March 2015)
The Weaker Sex (7 March 2015) in The Economist. Be sure to study the reader’s comments – there’s some good ones!
Why schools are failing our boys (19 February 2015)
Bigotry Exposed: Tracy Crawford of Roots ‘N Wings Montessori (23 February 2015)
Education, emasculation and equality: A letter to Yvette Cooper (14 February 2015)
Science Has Finally Shown That Girls Are Smarter At School Than Boys (29 January 2015) Reddit mensrights discussion thread and linked article
Boys will learn like boys (26 January 2015) NZ
Teachers encouraged to hug students – and male teachers react (12 January 2015)
Women dominate as university gender gap doubles (25 January 2015)
Boys are more likely to play up at school, but it’s more social than biological (14 January 2015) Just the title is sufficient to flag yet another gynocentric pro-feminist view of education
Female teachers: The sex offenders no one suspects (17 November 2014)
Gender-neutral parenting ‘doomed to fail’ (14 November 2014)
Opinion: Why schools are hemorrhaging male teachers? It’s time to address the elephant in the classroom (3 November 2014) Australia
http://www.ted.com/talks/zimchallenge.html and the readers notes attached thereto, like for example:
“Lets stop defining males by perceived deficiencies in their psychological make-up and redefine the male archetype based on the positive traits that have been suppressed or denied for generations. We will all be better for it.”
Gender theory hits K-12 schools (9 October 2014)
Prescription for a banana republic (7 October 2014) USA
Teaching feminism to toddler boys (7 October 2014) This feminist mum wants to start the brainwashing even before junior gets to school
Only one in four public teachers male (2 October 2014) (Western Australia)
Article about the increasingly anti-male culture at UK universities (29 September 2014)
A link between fidgety boys and a sputtering economy (29 April 2014)
NUS double-talk on university admissions: A classic of the genre (15 August 2014)
The problem with leaving boys out of the results day picture (15 August 2014)
7 tips on how to raise a boy right (Feminist style) by Anne Gus (30 June 2014)
Stott Despoja recommends indoctrination at schools (1 March 2014)
Title IX for our boys (25 February 2014)
A reddit discussion thread containing a list of links to articles about the crazy things being done in schools to try to prevent boys from being boys
http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/29fca6/during_prom_season_at_my_school_were_actually/ All boys sent to ‘do not rape’ class, whilst all girls sent to self-defence class
No wonder young men have a problem with self-esteem (2 June 2014)
Harnessing boys strengths and passions to improve academic achievement (7 May 2014) with related reddit discussion here
Dr. Sommers on MSNBC about boys’ education, dismissed/mocked by Feminist hosts (18 September 2013)
How to make school better for boys (13 September 2013)
Female teachers marking down boys (3 August 2013)
The boys at the back (2 February 2013) by Christina Hoff Sommers … recommended reading
Brief article about boys and corporal punishment in USA (21 April 2014)
Where are all the male teachers? (14 April 2014)
If you’re wondering what’s wrong with men, here it is (execrable sexist article which asserts men are falling behind academically because they are lazy and stupid … but the many good readers comments are well worth exploring)
http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/23gqpj/sooooo_my_city_recently_put_on_a_course_for_male/ Online discussion that included the following reader’s comment:
” … was in teaching program as a male for elementary level children.
the rampant sexism and attitude i received made me leave the program after a couple of years. At every step I was told it was “great” that I was interested int his as few men were involved with elementary education.
yet at every step the actual attitude i got from peers and even from instructors was: “are you SURE you aren’t a pedophile? really really sure? really really really sure? cuz guys just don’t want to teach little children… you must be a pedophile. right?”
the worst part wasn’t that i was discriminated against. the worst part is that the program was filled with feminist/sexist women who all fit into the same category. slightly overweight, smart in school but slightly geeky and want revenge for not being the popular skinny girl… every one of them quite shallow, self righteous, “feminist without understanding feminism” and really fitting into a “type”. It was an eye opener.
there is really a certain type of person that is drawn to certain types of career. It is sad and scary that our children are all being taught about the world by this type of women and i really feel that all our boys are being taught that they are second class citizens who are wholly subordinate to ANY women’s demands.”
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/eliminating-feminist-teacher-bias-erases-boys-falling-grades-study-finds (Note also the readers notes attached thereto)
‘How a teacher’s gender affects boys and girls’, by Thomas S. Dee (2006)
http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/29s1gt/french_familyvalues_protesters_force_government/ Reddit discussion thread and linked article (4 July 2014)