Friday, April 20, 2012 5:35 AM

The War on Boys

Friday, April 20, 2012 5:35 AM
Friday, April 20, 2012 5:35 AM

The Bible has an order for men and women and the unbelieving world has another order. The unbelieving world has been bent on changing that order and they are succeeding. A Christian man with sons, for the most part, is not even aware of the war on his sons. It is subtle and it is damaging.

Here’s the evidence…

By the eighth grade, 41% of girls are at least “proficient” in writing; only 20% of boys are proficient in writing.

In reading, 34% of girls are at least proficient, compared with 24% of boys.

The number of boys who said they didn’t like school increased by 71% since 1980, according to a University of Michigan study.

10% of boys drop out of school each year, compared to 8% of girls.

In neighborhoods where fathers are most scarce, more than half of boys don’t finish high school.

By age 12, boys are 60% more likely than girls to have repeated at least one grade.

Boys are expelled from school three times as often as girls. Three- and four-year old boys are now being expelled from pre-school programs (for what many experts view as normal boy behavior).

At least twice as many boys are diagnosed with ADHD.

Girls are 57% of college students; boys 43%.

Girls are 58% of college graduates; boys 42%.

In the Class of 2010, boys received only 39% of the Masters’ degrees.

Boys have an 82% greater risk of developing learning disabilities compared to girls.

Reading disability (e.g., dyslexia) comprises 80-90% of these learning disabilities.

Only half as many boys are members of the National Honor Society.

The delinquency rate of boys is almost three times that of girls.

(The White House Council for Boys)

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