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  • Yes, Boys Are

    Yes, boys are higher achievers than girls. Years ago it was the other way around – girls were higher achievers than boys. But now, boys seem to be surpassing girls. Today’s girls seem to have different things on their minds – they seem to be obsessed with fashion, hair and boys. Girls today are social butterflies and networking has become more than a passion for most of them. They give the impression that they really don’t care about academics or achievement anymore, probably because these ideals no longer fit into their busy schedules.

  • Not always, but generally

    There are studies such as the Lewis and Goldburg theories that support this idea. We train our children to become what our culture defines as "girls" and "boys." The study shows that when the children were not able to reach their mothers, the girls cried and the mothers went to them. They were rewarded for being dependent. The boys, however, were told to "man" up and taught to be independent. This has created a different mindset in each gender.

  • Count this as a yes, because the no thing isn't working -- historically yes

    Well it's natural for girls to be the princesses at home, hanging out with their girlfriends, and loving to sing and all. Men (and in the cultures that weren't Lutheran, tomboys who preferred being around the guys) were the ones who did the big things, such as farming, fishing, hunting, building, constructing, planning, inventing.
    Now, mind you, not out of acceptance of others (since this was at a time when racism and Jim Crow were pretty much law of the land), but out of some grand vision, the Progressive era in Britain and Nordic countries brought women into many of the office jobs and brought their planning. However, this was not in a good motive. This was more a desire to spoil them. Now mind you, I don't say feminism was the reason. Feminism is just a fringe. What I do say is the progressive era was the beginning of an era of spoiling women (not that there's anything wrong with women being teachers, businesswomen, etc, if they want). But historically in Catholic, Anglican, and the early years of Protestant society (Lutherans mostly), women were the princesses of the home, making life a bit easier for her man. It's just how it's always been. Not stating my opinion.

  • The reason why boys are higher achievers is because there are more boys than girls.

    According to an article in BBC News, China, a country with a very advanced educational system, has a policy limiting the number of children born to no more than two children (20101). Boys are more prized than girls, and sometimes they kill new born girls because they are not valued. In
    America the Chinese are looked upon as being very educated and disciplined. In addition, China has been reported to have a poplution of 1.35 billion people, and they own 90% of the American economy. Therefore, boys are smarter than girls because there are more boys than girls.

  • It is determined by brain and personality not gender

    It doesn't matter which gender hey are. It is based on their inner ability, true ability not gender. What difference does gender make? In terms of brains. Is there any difference? No, when you think scientificly it is based on their true potential not gender. Am i right ? ?

  • Count this as a yes, because the no thing isn't working -- historically yes

    Well it's natural for girls to be the princesses at home, hanging out with their girlfriends, and loving to sing and all. Men (and in the cultures that weren't Lutheran, tomboys who preferred being around the guys) were the ones who did the big things, such as farming, fishing, hunting, building, constructing, planning, inventing.
    Now, mind you, not out of acceptance of others (since this was at a time when racism and Jim Crow were pretty much law of the land), but out of some grand vision, the Progressive era in Britain and Nordic countries brought women into many of the office jobs and brought their planning. However, this was not in a good motive. This was more a desire to spoil them. Now mind you, I don't say feminism was the reason. Feminism is just a fringe. What I do say is the progressive era was the beginning of an era of spoiling women (not that there's anything wrong with women being teachers, businesswomen, etc, if they want). But historically in Catholic, Anglican, and the early years of Protestant society (Lutherans mostly), women were the princesses of the home, making life a bit easier for her man. It's just how it's always been. Not stating my opinion.

  • No, in elementary school they are ususally the lower achievers.

    In the first few grades of school and sometimes on into the high school years, boys generally do not do as well as girls. By high school, some of the girls start to make themselves look less smart than they are so as not to make the boys feel bad. That can continue into adulthood, but luckily it is changing and both are achieving in college and beyond.

  • Achievement does not depend on gender

    Whether a person achieves something usually does not depend on gender, so boys are not higher achievers than girls, in general. I think that it is more dependent on the environment of the person. If a person is constantly encouraged to do great things and achieve goals, then they will do that, regardless of whether they are a boy or a girl.

  • Achievement Depends on Attitude, Not Gender

    Boys may be better at math and science, but girls are better in the arts and with communication. Achievement in schools is more about attitude and accomplishment as opposed to sexism and stereotypes. Boys are not always higher achievers than girls. It all depends on motivation and striving for excellence. Both boys and girls can be driven to get an education.

  • Not really

    Some kids do well in school and some don't, and there are boys and girls in both groups. Schools try not to be sexist, and have made good progress. If anything, the typical classroom environment makes it harder for boys to learn, and boys are more likely to be branded "hyperactive "when they are just venting extra energy.


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