Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another reason to homeschool - to protect your boys from biased teachers

This is interesting.  A recent study in the UK found that Female Teachers Give Male Pupils Lower Marks:

Female teachers mark male pupils more harshly than they do their female students, research has claimed.

Additionally, girls tend to believe male teachers will look upon them more favourably than female teaching staff, but men treat all students the same, regardless of gender.

The study, released on Thursday, told 1,200 students in 29 schools to place financial bets on who would give them higher grades: external examiners or their teacher.

Dr. Helen suggests this may be one of the reasons why fewer men are going to college:

What they leave out of the equation is that boys and men are discriminated against–giving them little incentive to try.

Suzanne Venker sees this probelm as a larger, destructive trend:

To say gender relations have changed dramatically is an understatement. Ever since the sexual revolution, there has been a profound overhaul in the way men and women interact. Men haven’t changed much – they had no revolution that demanded it – but women have changed dramatically.

In a nutshell, women are angry. They’re also defensive, though often unknowingly. That’s because they’ve been raised to think of men as the enemy. Armed with this new attitude, women pushed men off their pedestal (women had their own pedestal, but feminists convinced them otherwise) and climbed up to take what they were taught to believe was rightfully theirs.

If you have sons, one of the best things you may be able to do for them is to homeschool them, protecting them from a hostile school environment.

Hat tip: Instapundit and Rob Long

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