What do you think of this? Discrimination against boys?
This article was in the Boston Globe today, and my initial gut reaction was that this was one of the dumbest things I have ever read.
A 17 year old boy a Milton High School (a very nice town) is suing because he says that boys are discriminated against in school. The honor roll is 64% female and the AP classes are 58% female. He says the girls outperform because "the school system favors them". He is apparently ignoring the vast data that shows the opposite is true - that boys get more personalized attention and get called on more.
It seems like it comes down to this: more boys than girls disrupt classes, don't do homework, and don't try especially hard in school. Since when is this new? I graduated from high school in 86 and all the top ranked were female. Same for DH's class in 77. In fact, in my parent's classes in the 50s the top ranked were female.
What does he want? He wants his grades "boosted" retroactively. He has an unspectacular 2.88 GPA.
What do you all think?
Here is a link that might be useful: Article