Started by poiuyt, Jan 16, 2007, 11:13 PM
The gap between the number of men and women applying to university has grown fivefold under Labour as evermore women opt to take a degree.While the Government trumpeted record numbers of teenagers wanting to continue with further education yesterday, academics voiced concerns about the widening rift between the sexes.Between 1998 and 2007, 14,305 more men applied for university places, compared to 51,214 more women. This gap has increased every year for six years.Malcolm Grant, Provost of University College London, gave warning that unless the trend slowed, colleges could become male-free zones.He said: "We are concerned because you'd think that if we had an equality of genders in society, it would be reflected in their performance at A level and university."We need to understand what it is that's causing young men not to thrive in the A-level culture and not to choose to apply to university. The male participation rate is sufficiently divergent that we'd expect it to continue."Professor Grant's comments echo widely-held fears, already expressed to ministers, that young men face being locked out of university and marginalised in the jobs market.
Half school 'failures' are white working-class boys, says reporthttp://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,2108862,00.htmlMost of the persistent low achievers in England's schools are poor and white, and far more are boys than girls, a Joseph Rowntree Foundation study says. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/6223968.stmAnd, according to a study published today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, nearly half of all pupils who leave school without any or with few qualifications are white British males. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article1969156.eceWhite working-class boys perform worse than any other ethnic or gender group at school, according to a study published today. They suffer because their parents fail to talk to them at home and they have a culture in their communities that it is "uncool" to learn, says the report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.http://education.independent.co.uk/news/article2692502.eceWhite boys are being turned into an unemployable underclass - as they fall behind children from other racial groups at school, new research shows.Almost half of all children leaving school without any good GCSEs are white British males, according to figures published today.They outnumber white girls by two to one and have vastly inferior reading and writing skills at the age of 11.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/22/nschools322.xml
We are storing up so much trouble for the future it's unreal, but nobody in power seems to realize how seriously bleak the future is. We are creating a lost generation of men. An underclass of men with no hope, no sense of self-worth and no identity.
I am a black man fortunate enough to have been born with a high IQ. That's all I ever needed. Notice the absence of demands of special treatment such as Affirmative Action and Title IX. It's 2007.People need to stop whining and asking for special treatment. A policy which discriminates against whites to help racial minorities is just as bad as a policy which hurts men in favor of women.
The Peter Principle holds that in beaurocracies many individuals will naturally be promoted to one step beyond their actual competency. IOW a "level of incompetence". Affirmative Action enhances this effect by enabling some to advance several levels beyond. Many of the Duke Hoax fools would fall into this category. They have been set very low bars indeed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16836065British men forced into 'modern slavery' abroadBy Alison Holt Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News[Poor white boys are growing into poor white slaves in socialist england and europe ... where only women are conceived as subject to the law's protections from trafficking.]
British boys from poor white families perform worse than almost all other ethnic groups at GCSE level, according to figures from the Department for Education and Skills...Can it be that the fathers of poor white boys alongside mothers forming the social majority happily accepted a society structured according to gender lines and not merit, providing this was only ever harmfull to others. But in so attempting an underhand benefit to advantage their daughters [whom were always privileged and never ever oppressed in the honest sense of the term] have seriously harmed their sons