Monday, August 28, 2006

Swing that Pendulum

Teacher's gender affects how well kids learn, study suggests

"Washington — For all the differences between the sexes, here's one that might stir up debate in the teacher's lounge: Boys learn more from men and girls learn more from women.

That's the upshot of a provocative study by Thomas Dee, an associate professor of economics at Swarthmore College and visiting scholar at Stanford University. His study was to appear Monday in Education Next, a quarterly journal published by the Hoover Institution".

Says Ben Feller for The Globe and Mail

Well, I guess the answer is obvious.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it would surely slow down the hoochie train in middle school and high school.
Mind you...when I was in high school, those Catholic School girls were wilder than any of my public school, I'd still like to see some of these teen girls stuffed into a uniform, with less of an opportunity to show their inner 'hoe.