Summary: The gender revolution occurs on many fronts, but the growing gender gap in education might be the most important — with women outperforming men. The effects on society are incalculable, the potential for a counter-revolution mysterious.
“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”
— Attributed to Irina Dunn, circa 1970. The catchphrase for a new century.
For decades the US educational establishment has been crushing men while focusing its efforts on the enrichment of women — special women-only programs, scholarships, etc. For a decade people have warning that we have moved beyond equality, creating a widening gender gap. Now the results have become impossible to ignore. Next come the consequences. They won’t be pretty.
The 2015 Digest of Education Statistics by the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) tells the tale. Mark J. Perry (Prof Economics at U MI-Flint) crunches the numbers…
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