Our educational system doesn't take into consideration different teaching methods. We all learn differently... its not just as simple as male-centric and female-centric. However, I do agree that females have an edge in our current system.
^^ I agree with that up until...
With that said, its a slight advantage and not really that big of a deal [...] the real world requires a different kind of knowledge that is not provided in the classroom
to get to a post-secondary program, you need the classroom. if it is not helping ~50% of the population, there is something very wrong with it, especially in this politically correct world we live in. From the article "In 2009, 50 per cent of girls went into higher education; only 38 per cent of boys did." sure, that is only a 12% difference, but it still means that boys arent being treated fairly. There is room for improvement and to ignore ~50% of the population is irresponsible and detrimental.
Personally, I never felt that I was at a disadvantage during my schooling. Even if it was, I doubt the disadvantage carried over beyond the report card.
Reminds me of a study I once read that said more successful men typically carried a 3.0-3.5 in college, successful women carried a 3.5-4.0, just because women outperform men at the teaching method used in majority of the colleges and did not accurately represent their abilities post-graduation.
but it is not about how successful they are, you did say "Those who want to succeed will find a way." and that is absolutely true, it is more about how many men are going on to post-secondary and graduating there.
^^^^^ im rereading this and im thinking it came off kinda harsh, it wasnt meant to, i just wanted to point out my continued thoughts and direction in this thread which will continue here...
i am all for equal rights and equal treatment... but not for the same rights and the same treatment.
i do not have any children yet, but i do not want my son growing up in a world where he thinks the opposite sex is better than him; but at the same time, same thing if i were to have a daughter. but focusing again on the male side, i feel that society and the wanting of all organizations for social change, they want to be politically correct and want to take away masculinity since it can be aggressive and unpleasant. but then, we lose an aspect of our manhood that is hardwired into our brains (no matter how much you disagree, we are animals of this world and we do function in certain ways).
TL;DR: "Politically Correct" culture is taking away the masculinity of our boys in favour of gentler, more feminine males who then get sucked into Politically Correct culture and continue spouting the fallacy that men should be more passive. There is room for improvement and to ignore ~50% of the population is irresponsible and detrimental.
IMO this is unacceptable. I feel that I have suffered greatly by being raised to be passive.