Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Gender Gap on College Campuses

The gender gap continues to widen on college campuses.

In a new WEEKLY STANDARD column (linked above) it's noted that 58% of college freshmen are women. When the gender gap was balanced the other way a few decades ago and 57% of freshmen were men, it was a big issue on campuses and in politics. But when college freshmen are only 42% male, not many people seem to care. (Hat tip: Hugh Hewitt.)

I personally think there may be a connection between the gap and a public school system that increasingly overlooks boys. More on gender-based learning differences can be found here.

THE MINDS OF BOYS theorizes that since teachers are mostly women, they tend to teach the way girls learn while ignoring the often very different needs of boys.


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