The crisis in boys education continues apace and the biggest scandal is that no-one in authority seems to give a toss about it. Certainly the government, who talk a lot about driving up standards and free schools, do not seem to be remotely bothered about the fact that far fewer boys do well at school than girls.
The latest UCAS figures show that, while the overall university applicant figures are down (due to £9,000 per year tuition fees!) UCAS received 54,000 less applicants from boys than girls. For 2012, 188,000 girls have applied but only a mere 134,000 boys have: ratio of 58% - 42%.
What is shameful is the fact that the education system is clearly not working in helping boys make the most of their talent but what is even more shameful is the fact that no one seem to care or talk about it.
Boys are clearly suffering from the discrimination by omission syndrome - where is the coalition government's concern on this when it can spend so much time and energy on women's issue it cannot be bothered on issues affecting boys. If girls were so far behind you would never hear the end of it.
The long term affect of having fewer boys going to university can not be underestimated not only for the future of boys/men but also the ending of equality in the UK and the fabric of the UK itself.
Posted by Skimmington