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Thread: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

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    Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    Is there a bias against boys in the American educational system?

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    Re: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    Do Teachers Really Discriminate Against Boys? | TIME.com

    Some interesting stuff in above link.

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    Re: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    Honestly wouldn't shock me, but that has to do with the overall incompetency of teachers today.

    Hell, I bet in every high school classroom, two or three kids are smarter than the teacher in an overall measure.

    I used to correct my algebra teacher's mistakes.

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    Re: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    The guys who wrote Freakonomics have an interesting theory about why teachers were far better "back in the day" than they are now.

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    Re: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    Lori Day: Why Boys Are Failing in an Educational System Stacked Against Them


    So I ask:

    1) Should we segregate boys and girls into different schools, or at least separate classrooms?

    2) Should boys start school at an older age than girls? If girls start first grade at 6 years old - should boys be made to wait until 7?

    3) Do boys require male teachers?

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    Re: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    Is it possible that perhaps girls are just getting smarter? Raising the bar?

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    Re: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    Might just as easily say teachers discriminate and are biased against females. Math education is a clear example.

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    Re: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    Why Boys Struggle with School - FamilyEducation.com


    Another question I have is this: is anything that different now as opposed to 50 years ago?

    Were boys better behaved back then? Less physical? Easier to manage?
    Weren't the majority of teachers in the 50's and 60's female?

    Is this perhaps more about how boys are handled outside of school?

    Less play outside, more video and computer games inside?

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    Re: Are Public Schools In The US Biased Against Males?

    Absolutely.

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