Just consider the headline atop this story from England, passed along by Greg Toppo:
'The boys aren't good enough': Headteacher appoints two head girls as boys fail to make the grade
The story is even sadder, as seen in the top graphs:
The accolade of being chosen as head boy or girl is often the proudest moment of a pupil's young life. But one mixed comprehensive has dispensed with its tradition of having one of each - because the boys are not up to scratch. For the first time since it was founded in 1959, Acle High School in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, will have two head girls. And in a further snub to the boys, the two deputy positions have also been filled by girls.
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