Student Well-Being Opinion

Finally, the Feds Push for Gender Equity

By Richard Whitmire — March 22, 2011 1 min read
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About time, right? With boys graduating from high school at far lower rates, drawing most of the suspension/expulsion actions, earning lower GPA’s, and wandering through life doped up on ADHD medicine, its about time the federal government stepped in to help out.

Given President Obama’s campaign to boost college enrollment/graduation rates, a federal civil rights campaign is logical -- 61 percent of those earning two-year degrees are women, 57 percent of those earning four-year degrees.

So naturally, the feds are taking action ... on behalf of girls who aren’t signing up for high school sports at the same rate as boys. Oh, that gender inequity.

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