Thursday, February 25, 2010

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

[W]omen now outnumber men applying to and graduating from college -- so much so that it appears some colleges are giving male applicants an admissions boost. As a result, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is examining whether colleges are engaging in widespread discrimination against women in an effort to balance their male and female populations.
-- Los Angeles Times editorial on "Colleges' gender gap," which includes details on developments at institutions of higher education throughout the United States. Theories on the "why" behind the male deficit abound; the editorial concludes:
There may be no one reason -- or solution. But figuring out ways to help boys achieve in school is a better response to the gender gap than making it easier for them to get into college later.

1 comment:

Some poor sod said...

nothing new here. Women were discriminated against higher education on the unfound basis that their brains were needed to reproduce, not for gaining intelligence. Now they're discriminated against because they obviously do better than their male counterparts. Well, the men will just have to pick up their game, won't they. But no, the blame-shifting comes back to women somehow requiring to burden the responsbility of men's lower academic successes.