A few stories back, the site looked at the issue that politicians, the elites and the commentariat were more concerned about male-only golf clubs than the fact far fewer boys went to university than women. A kindly reader sent over the detailed facts from UCAS and they show clearly the year on year gap between the number of boys and the number of girls going to university.
Covering, a six year period 2007 - 2012, 445,035 (average 74,173) fewer boys applied to go to university and 270,554 (average 45,092) fewer were successful. This means 45,000 fewer boys per year are going to our universities each and every year.
This shows the reality of the crisis in the education of boys at the top level as well as the crisis at the bottom level where so many boys leave school with no qualifications.
The misandry and spinelessness of today's politicians, commentariat and education establishment is that none of them are interested and none of them are prepared to do anything about it. They do not even speak about.
This crisis plays out in terms of men not being able to find work leading to depression, crime and a sense of rootlessness/identity and also the inability to use their talents and skills to the full (why is it that boys did better than girls 20 years and now the reverse has happened). No wonder younger women earn more than younger men and more women are the main breadwinner (not a problem per se)
Who is speaking up for boys and the missing 45,000 who are not going to university? Or is it that golf club membership really is more important? Where is the Government's Equalities Department? Where is the Secretary of State for Education? Where are Barwell and Willetts?
Posted by Skimmington