Sunday, May 9, 2010

PLN 28

I read an article called "Our boys are falling behind in education" By Dottie Lamm on the Denver Post talking about how Currently, up to 60 percent of the students at an average co-educational college or university are female. The majority of bachelors' degrees are now awarded to females in every racial and ethnic group. By 2017, the ratio of female to male college graduates will be 1 1/2 to 1. This means that boys are falling back For example, boys are far more likely to be held back a grade in fourth grade and then again in ninth grade, an action that promotes a suspension rate for boys that is twice as high as that of girls. This in turn leads to a male dropout rate of 32 percent compared to 25 percent for females. This matters because most boys are not dumb or bad a school, we are just lazy and do not try as hard in school as girls do. Boys falling back in school can easily be fixed by making single gender classes so boys are more comfortable with there class mates.

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