08-29-2011, 05:46 PM
Quote:GOVERNMENT FIDDLES WHILE ANOTHER GENERATION OF BOYS BURN
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Today's GCSE results shows another generation of boys who have been betrayed by an education system that does not care about them, is content to see them relegated to second class citizen status and is happy to see them sacrificed on the altar of anti-male Marxist feminism.
Today's results which showed boys dropping further behind girls at the top grade, with just 19.6% of their exam entries awarded A* or A, compared with 26.5% for girls. The biggest gap since 1991 when it was 3.6%. For A* to C, the gap is 8.5% (66% boys and 73.5% girls). Subject by subject results are here.
The story is mirrored at A-levels (18 year olds), SATS (11 year olds), university and the professions.
The thing is that while this government acknowledges (BBC video - 2 minutes in) there is a problem of boys education (more so than its predecessors who purposely ignored it because it was a Marxist form of social engineering) they still do little about it as constantly pointed out by this site time and again (especially here).
Nick Gibb mentions that we need more discipline and better reading skills at primary school level - but it not enough. Many believe, as I do, that the ending of exam based O-levels (last taken in 1987) and moving to the female-friendly course-based GCSE's was the fundamental shift.
If the governement was serious it would allow both systems to co-exist and then at least boys could take exams that play to their innate strengths and girls to theirs.
That would be too radical though not just in itself but because it would trying to help boys achieve some sort of equality and we all know no one is interested in that especially the metropolitan elite.
There are some that state the move to end of course teaching may help, we hope so. The Guardian points out that course work has been dropped for Maths and this has seen boys outperform girls. It would unfair though to go back to a system that was boy-friendly but not girl-friendly - so why not have two types of exams.
The other point of course is that on a daily basis we hear about the gender pay gap or the gender boardroom gap but nothing about the gender education gap.
Why are the Ministers for Equality (Theresa May and Lynne Featherstone) so silent, why is Trevor Phillips the Chairman of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission so silent and why is the cabinet member for education (Michael Gove) so silent? It is because they do not care about men and boys, they are content to see them shunted into life's sidings. After all, that is serving the needs of the anti-male establishment that run the country.
Posted by Skimmington