Author Topic: Is the future female?  (Read 137 times)

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Offline Omni

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Re: Is the future female?
« on: October 30, 2017, 07:59:35 pm »
It's been noted for some time that the way schools teach has been altered to a more cooperative methodology with less competition, more friendly to how girls learn. This has helped girls but certainly not helped boys. Boys are doing progressively worse, and have higher dropout rates as well as a lower chance of going to college. And what happens when automation eliminates so many of the blue collar jobs these men have been drawn to, like truck driving and construction?

When it comes to education, males now only comprise 40 per cent of university students. StatCan says males are about 40 per cent more like to drop out of high school than females. In Canada, few school boards have initiatives focused on assisting males while most have specific programs dedicated to helping girls succeed academically, especially in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

For young men considering a career in the STEM fields, there’s more bad news. A 2015 study by Cornell University researchers Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci, published by the National Academy of Sciences, showed there is now a significant hiring bias against men applying for university jobs in sciences.

The findings are unquestionably robust: Girls earn higher grades in every subject, including the science-related fields where boys are thought to surpass them.

Less of a secret is the gender disparity in college enrollment rates. The latest data from the Pew Research Center uses U.S. Census Bureau data to show that in 2012, 71 percent of female high school graduates went on to college, compared to 61 percent of their male counterparts. In 1994 the figures were 63 and 61 percent, respectively. In other words, college enrollment rates for young women are climbing while those of young men remain flat. This begs a sensitive question: Are schools set up to favor the way girls learn and trip up boys?

I thought you were done with your truck driving career.