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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.