Teachers Gender Stereotypes

…are holding boys back:

…boys are basically being graded on their behavior, not their merit. They have different styles of doing homework and don’t sit still in class. Teachers often hate this and reward girls for their conformity to their rules and penalize boys for their non-conformity and behavior. Teachers can no longer discipline in school, and the only punishment is often suspension. I wonder how the lack of discipline has played a role in teacher’s using grading, perhaps subconsciously to punish boys.

Sending kids to public schools is more and more becoming bad parenting.

8 thoughts on “Teachers Gender Stereotypes

  1. RS

    The wisdom of having dim-witted ideologues run public education is increasingly called into question.

    There is irony here.
    In the world before 1960, the best a woman could hope for was a career in teaching. As such, the best and the brightest of 50% of the population taught America’s children. And those children learned quite well. But with the opening of new doors for women, teaching became the career choice of those with poor scores, poor grades, low capabilities turned out by sub-par education colleges.

    And here we are.

  2. Joe Wooten

    My wife and I came to that conclusion in 1995 when my oldest (of 4) was in the 5th grade. We started sending them through the Catholic school system. I do not regret the expense, but be warned, the parochial and private schools get their teachers from the same places as the government schools, and both have noticeably deteriorated over the last 17 years.

    1. Tim

      Yes but at least an incompetent/abusive private school teacher can be fired and/or the school effectively sued. A public school teacher you can forget about firing, and as for suing they don’t care, just pass the cost on to the taxpayers. That’s why people snap up vouchers as fast as they are offered up and why the aforementioned public service unionized teachers hate them with a passion.

  3. Daver

    Obama wants universal preschool; that’s just going to exacerbate the problem–as hard as it is for 7 year-olds to sit still, imagine how hard it will be to get 4 year-olds to sit still.

      1. Daver

        Yeah, one of the articles I read about it pointed that out. Curious how the announcement comes so soon after yet another report that Head Start is essentially worthless.

  4. Der Schtumpy

    My younger son had a recently divorced woman for a teacher in 3rd grade. We had friends who had a son in the class the year before, while she was going through the divorce, and we were given a heads up.

    Our son at that age was, [hmmm...] strong willed and opinionated. But he was never rude or foulmouthed.

    I got a call from the school that he was being kept after school one day and that the teacher wanted to see ME, not a parent, me personally. Luckily for her, I was not on the road. When I got to the school, she had him in the 5 x7 coat closet, door barely cracked open, light off. When I hit the door she launched into me, over MY opinion of WOMEN, and how it was affecting her ability to teach my son, because he would not listen to HER.
    She said, he had called her an ‘effing b1tch’ and when she pressed him, he told her he’d heard me say it. She then proceeded to tell me what she thought of me, my family, my upbringing, my lineage, doubting the fact that my parents had never been married IF I even thought I knew who my father was and she hoped my wife soon ‘smartened up’ [great grammar for a teacher, right] and hoped my wife would soon leave me and my foul mouthed idiot @$$, so the kids would have a chance.

    I let her rant for about 2 more minutes, handed my son the van keys and sent him to the parking lot, and I closed the door behind him.

    I told her I had never used that tern about her, asked her if had ever occur to her he’d heard other kids saying that, and that given how she’d talked to me, it was a good thing she WAS a woman or I’d need bail money. I left her standing there, went to the office, walked into the Principal’s Office without knocking, sat down and told her she needed to call HER boss.

    I told them both I wanted to make a formal co0mplaint about how she was treating my son [what she'd said to me would be he said / she said] and told them I knew they’d already had complaints the year before and that year from parents of other boys. They told me there was a plan already in the works for getting her out of the school.

    And thy did.

    The following year she was Asst. Principal of the new Premier Magnet Middle School in our County. And she lasted one year, until several of the parents who’d had trouble with her in years before complained that she was, doting on the girls, leaning on the boys. She left that system, moved about 90 miles, and became Principal of an Elementary school.

    And given the attitude of all the female administrators we encountered, they just didn’t want to hear about any of it. One woman, lady isn’t a word I’d use far any I talked to, asked me why I was taking care of this and not my WIFE. As if I wasn’t allowed or that I didn’t have a handle on my kids schooling. And when I told her what al had happened, she told me, to my face, “..Mr. Schtumpy, I think much of that is just a flat lie…”.

    Eventually, we got both our sons graduated, with damned little help from the schools in any situation that would call for working together for a child’s good. But I can tell you, if there is one system in our country that I think causes the most trouble for the country, with the potential to do the most good instead, it is our public schools.

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