Feminist Admits Anti-Sex Discrimination Law Is Actually Anti-Men. A feminist administrator has finally admitted what many men and women who have woken up to the abuses of Title IX have known for a while: It was always intended as a weapon against men.
Diane Davis, chair of the department of rhetoric at the University of Texas-Austin, had signed onto a letter defending New York University professor Avital Ronell, a well-known feminist and lesbian, from accusations of sexual harassment. As The Daily Wire previously reported, feminists rushed to back one of their own after she faced accusations of sexual misconduct from a former student. They even went so far as to impugn the motives of the accuser, a gay male, using the same tactics they would otherwise condemn if the accuser were a woman and the accused were a man.
Schools Can Help Fill Fatherless Void. Male primary school teachers have become an endangered species.
While pre-school and kindergarten gender disparities are worst, where women comprise 97.7 percent of teachers, elementary and middle schools aren’t significantly different. Between 1987 and 2012, the percentage of male teachers declined in every measured period, falling to 23.7% of all teachers. Why Men Are the New Minority in College - The Atlantic. That disparity continues until, “by eighth or ninth grade, boys have lost interest,” Shelley said.
Many boys beyond that point perceive little benefit to college, especially considering its cost, said Jerlando Jackson, the director and chief research scientist at Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who has written about this. To them, he said, it means a lot of sacrifice for a vague payoff far in the future. Low-income boys in places with the most economic inequality, in particular, suffer what one study called the “economic despair” of seeing little hope for financial advancement. Prediction: No 2017 graduation speaker will mention this – the growing ‘gender college degree gap’ favoring women.
Now that we’re at the beginning of college graduation season, I thought it would be a good time to show the updated chart above of the huge college degree gap by gender for this year’s College Class of 2017 (data here).
Based on Department of Education estimates, women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every level of higher education in 2017 for the eleventh straight year (since 2007 when women first earned a majority of doctoral degrees). Overall, women in the Class of 2017 will earn 141 college degrees at all levels for every 100 men (up from 139 last year), and there will be a 659,000 college degree gap (up from 610,000 last year) in favor of women for this year’s college graduates (2.26 million total degrees for women vs. 1.6 million total degrees for men). The University of Virginia Women’s Center educates U.
Untitled. The serious reason boys do worse than girls. (U.S.
Department of Education via Flickr) What the Feds Have Done to Colleges and Schools. The Obama administration has repeatedly violated civil liberties on campus.
The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been the chief culprit, but the Department of Justice has played a role too. They have attacked free speech, demanding that school officials censor politically-incorrect speech. Study finds improved self-regulation in kindergartners who wait a year to enroll. A new study on the mental health effects of kindergarten enrollment ages found strong evidence that a one-year delay dramatically improves a child’s self-regulation abilities even into later childhood.
According to the study co-authored by Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Thomas Dee, children who started kindergarten a year later showed significantly lower levels of inattention and hyperactivity, which are jointly considered a key indicator of self regulation. The beneficial result was found to persist even at age 11. “We found that delaying kindergarten for one year reduced inattention and hyperactivity by 73 percent for an average child at age 11,” Dee said, “and it virtually eliminated the probability that an average child at that age would have an ‘abnormal,’ or higher-than-normal rating for the inattentive-hyperactive behavioral measure.” Staying focused, faring better. The Digital Age and Education of the Future. For some years I hear people discuss that education needs to transform and adapt to the Digital Age.
In one way education has: I am told that so called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are a huge success. Classes from lecturers at (top) universities are freely available online. But this is traditional education distributed and made accessible in a modern form. The debate ought to focus on education for the jobs and skills of the future. The serious reason boys do worse than girls. 160607151512. Given the difficult-to-digest subject matter in many STEM classrooms, educators have customarily relied on traditional lecture-based educational methods where they spend class time walking through content and then assign homework problems to supplement that learning.
Liberal arts classrooms, on the other hand, often invert that structure. It’s lazy to blame video games for young men’s educational failures. Online video games are to blame for a decline in young men entering higher education.
This is the neat claim made in a recent op-ed published by the Times under the subheading “The gender imbalance in higher education may not be as complicated as it looks”. Emboldened by a recent report from the Higher Education Policy Institute, which found that boys were 10 times as likely to play collaborative online games than girls, the author repeats its assertion that “the gender gap in video gaming translates into a performance advantage for girls”. Not correlation, then, but grim causation: play video games, drop grades. The gender gap in higher education in the UK is growing. Women now outnumber men in higher education by six percentage points. CBO: Nearly 1 in 6 Young Men in U.S. Jobless or Incarcerated.
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), out of the 38 million young men in the U.S. in 2014, 16 percent were jobless (5 million or 13 percent) or incarcerated (1 million or 3 percent). The share of young men without a job or in prison has increased substantially since 1980, when just 11 percent of young men fit into either category. Prediction: No commencement speaker will mention this – the huge ‘gender college degree gap’ favoring women - AEI. Now that we’re at the beginning of college graduation season, I thought it would be a good time to show the updated chart above of the huge college degree gap by gender for the upcoming College Class of 2016 (data here). Based on Department of Education estimates, women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every level of higher education in 2016 for the eleventh straight year. Overall, women in the Class of 2016 will earn 139 college degrees at all levels for every 100 men, and there will be a 610,000 college degree gap in favor of women for this year’s college graduates (2.195 million total degrees for women vs. 1.585 million total degrees for men).
The University of Minnesota’s Women’s Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty, and alumnae across identities by increasing connections for women’s success, cultivating socially responsible leaders, and advocating for organizational culture change toward excellence for all. Providing children with tablets loaded with literacy apps yields positive results: Project to provide children with tablets loaded with literacy apps reports positive results in Africa, US. For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities.
At the Association for Computing Machinery's Learning at Scale conference this week, they presented the results of the first three deployments of their system. In all three cases, study participants' performance on standardized tests of reading preparedness indicated that the tablet use was effective. Millions more women than men will be enrolled in college this fall. Many more women than men will be opening acceptance letters and e-mails this spring and enrolling in college in the fall, in a trend that holds for both institutions in Massachusetts and nationwide.
Women accounted for 55 percent of undergraduates enrolled at four-year colleges in the United States as of fall 2014, according to the most recent data available from the federal education department. Advertisement It’s not a new phenomenon. Women have outnumbered men on college campuses in the US by a widening margin since the late 1970s, and the gap will continue to grow in coming years, according to some projections.
The Constitution is a Female Dog - Mike Adams - Page full. This year, the freshman class at many universities could have been called the fresh woman class. Among those enrolling at my university this year, the percentage of females jumped to 70. Michelle Obama’s misguided girl power agenda. Passions Supplant Reason in Dialogue on Women in Science - Advice. By Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Technology won't replace collaboration among students: Today's 'classroom' is bigger and better than it ever was, for all the right reasons. Students heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year.
After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly enhanced by gadgets and software, and the ability to plug into worlds beyond the classroom. A recent Concordia University study concluded that these developments benefit formal postsecondary instruction too. Yet they are no substitute for everyday student engagement and collaboration among students. Special report: BLS data do not support existence of “wage gap” The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its annual “Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2012″ report which includes a wealth of tabulated and graphic information, along with analysis, on the state of women’s earning power in the U.S. compared to men.
According to this report, the claim made by President Obama in a television ad during his 2012 campaign stating: “women being paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men isn’t just unfair, it hurts families” was false. In fact, the report stated in its summary that women made 81% of the median weekly earnings of male full-time wage and salary workers. Charts, Graphs, Infographics, & Other Featured Data.
Click on an infographic below, and then (to view a larger version) click the “magnify” icon while hovering over the image. The Disappearing College Male. ASU, edX and The Black Knight: MOOCs are not dead yet -e-Literate. At this college, you only pay if you pass. Arizona State University plans to offer a freshman year of college to anyone in the world with an internet connection – no application required. E-learning. Use of technology in education to improve learning and teaching Educational technology (commonly abbreviated as EduTech, or EdTech) is the combined use of computer hardware, software, and educational theory and practice to facilitate learning. When referred to with its abbreviation, EdTech, it is often referring to the industry of companies that create educational technology. Definition
5 Tips To Develop Mobile Learning Assessments. Mobile learning can take place anywhere, anytime, thanks to mobile devices. Learners can now access educational resources whenever they find most convenient and engage in powerful mobile learning experiences while on-the-go. However, mobile learning courses can only be truly effective if there is a way to assess learners knowledge and determine whether they have actually absorbed and retained the subject matter. Here are some helpful tips to develop mobile learning assessments for your next mobile learning course.
Augmented Learning 101: QR Codes. Well, I’m not sure that’s what augmented learning looks like today, and that’s what we’re exploring in this three part series. But first, a definition from the Wikipedia: