After decades of efforts to encourage women to pursue math and science, the most enduring accomplishment may be the continuing downhill trend in the academic performance of boys...
[P]lenty of time, attention and money has been lavished on female achievement...in spite of [this], it is boys who continue to surpass girls in almost every measure of dysfunction, from suicide and juvenile delinquency, to substance abuse and academic failure...
In the face of extensive documentation of massive underperformance by boys as measured by potential vs. achievement, and the continued demonstration of stiff competition from overseas..., the performance of boys...should be a source of pride.
Yet because of a prevailing ideology of male oppression, the achievements of males at the most elite levels...are seen as the victimization of females. We see the success of men as a failure to encourage women. And so rather than focusing on producing the best possible [students] regardless of gender, we focus on making sure that men do not outperform women.
At a time when boys are falling behind girls on almost any measure of either achievement or dysfunction, more money will be poured into programs designed solely for women.
- thanks to The American Thinker, italics mine
Yeah, lets go ahead and keep promoting those summer programs in science for girls, affirmative action hiring by university science departments, consciousness-raising programs for parents, etc. Just to ahead and ignore the aspiring-men who will launch your nation into the future.
Note: I am not prejudiced, chauvenist, or white-male-supremecist by any stretch of the imagination. It just saddens me to see minority domination in any area of society, to the exclusion of encouraging continuted excellence in the current leaders.