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Does the school system benefit girls more than boys? Show more Show less

Girls outperform boys across all subjects, in all age groups, and across all racial groups. They secure more university places and suffer fewer disciplinary problems. By contrast, boys are overrepresented in programs for students with special educational needs and account for around 93% of suspensions and disciplinary actions. Is the modern school system designed to benefit girls more than boys?

Yes, it does Show more Show less

As schools have evolved, they have incorporated learning techniques and disciplinary practices that appeal to the ways female students learn and reward their strengths.
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Boys thrived in the rules-based school environment of days gone by where discipline was firm and consistent and every action had a clearly-defined consequence.

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