Skip to comments.Men Falling Behind Women (in Schools and Employment)
Posted on 03/06/2011 10:08:04 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o
Where did all the men go?
Once the vast majority, they now make up just over 40 percent of the nation's college students. And its not just college.
Women dominate high school honor rolls and make up more than 70 percent of class valedictorians.
And where are the men going?
Experts used to explain away the college gender imbalance by noting that men had plenty of high-paying job opportunities to them in manufacturing and construction, but then came the last recession.
The numbers are staggering: 78 percent of the jobs lost since 2007 were held by men, leaving one out of every five working age men out of work.
In the last 10 years, 2 million more women than men graduated from college in the United States. Thats an achievement gap that is having profound consequences on the economy.
In the nation's elementary schools, where many young men first start to fall behind, there's a growing sense that many boys need a more hands-on approach.
By school age, three-quarters of the boys in the class are more physically active, more developmentally immature, more impulsive than girls of the same age, Thompson said. Boys like competition, they like teamwork, they like to produce a product. Boys tend on average to not like to sit quietly with a page of writing in front of them.
Because girls develop verbal skills sooner, some schools are experimenting with single-sex classrooms.
Others, like Hackberry Hill Elementary, just outside Denver, have come up with a whole new take on the Three Rs: reading, writing, and recess.
Jumping jacks and stretching exercises break up reading lessons and combat boys short attention spans.
Among the fastest-growing jobs of the next decade, only two, janitorial work and computer engineering, are expected to be dominated by men.
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This has to change. Our older boy is in the State University and the Marine Reserves. He'll be OK> The younger one... I don't know.
What do you think the best job areas are for a non-University-bound, not-particularly-academically-gifted male?
>What do you think the best job areas are for a non-University-bound, not-particularly-academically-gifted male? <
Union teacher or Democrat politician..
Trade school electronics, robotics, machine control, etc.
“they like teamwork”
Ugh, group projects SUCK!
The gubmint will immediately institute programs to help men catch up... just wait! /s
Suggest a trade.
I have a degree in EE and a PE.
Its a female-only world.
Don’t expect to see affirmative action instituted for the endangered white male in our lifetime.
Too many “men” in this country are too busy making babies out of wedlock and deserting them and committing crimes and in jail to be bothered with going to college.
Things will even out when the SHTF.
There just no opportunities for men... its like the country has devalued them by design.
My wife and I have been talking for over ten years now about the “womanification” of the office. I have ALWAYS been mystified at how any man can thrive in the office. I have found it simply impossible. Now I’m in the office with the G, but that doesn’t count.
Nothing for those men to do but kill each other. That’s next.
If I had gone to an all-male school, I would have been a Rhodes Scholar. The legs dammit; the legs. I couldn't focus.
Well, right now the job market stinks for everybody. But overgrown boys posing as men making babies without a job and going to jail for crimes since too lazy to do anything else has been going on long before the economy went down the toilet.
Armed robber or politician.
Start a religion - keep women out of the ministry and encourage them to give you lots of money.