Education system stacked against boys

April 2nd, 2013 by Ken

The news that one out of every five boys in high school is being treated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  was shocking.   Could it really be that number of boys actually have ADHD or is there something else at work.

Recently the Center for Disease Control released those statistics and said that six and a half million children, most of them boys, are being treated for the “disease”.  Almost $9 billion is spent every year to control these children.

No one is certain the reason for the increase.  It could be due to a number of things.  It could be environmental.  It could be better diagnosis.  It could be more promotion by the drug companies.  It could be all of these.

But, I think there’s an overriding reasons that millions of boys are being identified and treated for ADHD.

The American school system has been feminized.  Schools favor girls and are stacked against boys.

Currently, in our school systems, girls out-perform boys in almost every endeavor.  They’re better readers, they’re just as good as boys in math and science, and they’re going on to higher education in such numbers that boys are a minority in almost every college and university in the country.

Our modern educational system is stacked against boys.

Teachers like students who pay attention in class, are quiet during study periods, obey the rules and work cooperatively with others.  These are traits that favor girls.

Most boys don’t sit still for long periods, are disruptive in class, stretch the rules and always compete against each other instead of working together

And, those are all traits associated with ADHD.

Boys are different than girls – – from birth.   Our educational system has been shifted so far that girls are welcomed and boys are shunned.

Boys are just being boys, but since most elementary teachers are women, and since nearly 40 percent of all boys are being raised by single mothers, the decked is stacked against them.  These women just don’t understand boys.

Stop medicating the boys.  Just let boys be boys – – and hire more male teachers  for the elementary grades.


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