Thomas Dee, associate professor of economics at Swarthmore College and visiting scholar at Stanford University, has released a study that suggests that students learn better from a teacher of the same sex.
About 80% of teachers in America right now are female, and roughly the same percentage applies in Canada. I find that to be pretty alarming especially considering that while the teaching profession has always had more women than men, never would I have thought it be that one-sided.
Personally, I feel that a relatively equal balance of males and females should be represented in our schools. Plus, tho' the concept of "role models" starts at home, there is still a valid argument to be waged in favor of having them in schools as well; then too the importance of the innate understanding and empathy that exists between members of the same sex.
Of course, this is common sense, and God forbid, that should ever prevail in these "modern" times.
As we watch women's advocacy groups and liberals advocate the need for girls-only schools under the false banner that they help girls . . .
My biggest question is:
Why are men not entering the teaching profession any more?
And my other questions are:
What should we do to encourage men to enter? Should there be a hiring quota, similar to that in every other field which is disproportionately balanced against, say, women?
Or do we just stay silent and accept the liberal view that supports and caters to the feminization of boys?