Psychologist: Schools Treat Boys Like ‘Defective Girls’

Our Gang-School's OutChristina Hoff Sommers investigates whether schools aren’t doing enough to help their young male students.

Being a boy can be a serious liability in today’s classroom. As a group, boys are noisy, rowdy and hard to manage. Many are messy, disorganized and won’t sit still. Young male rambunctiousness, according to a recent study, leads teachers to underestimate their intellectual and academic abilities. “Girl behavior is the gold standard in schools,” says psychologist Michael Thompson. “Boys are treated like defective girls.”

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3 Comments on "Psychologist: Schools Treat Boys Like ‘Defective Girls’"

  1. erte4wt4etrg | Nov 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm |

    Whenever i hear somebody going on about how men just dont seem to measure up nowadays, how pathetic weak girly gay lazy whatever bad thing they are… this feminization, not to mention a fatherless broken home, can give you a lifetime of psychological problems & its just not PC to say it. We have pharma dope and nice sounding mental illness labels for these domesticated man cubs instead

  2. DeepCough | Nov 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm |

    The problem with public education in this day and age is plain and simple:
    school is intellectually repugnant and full of shit.

  3. erte4wt4etrg | Nov 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm |


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