Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Boys left behind in university....

From the Telegraph UK, a story about higher education in Britain: 

In at least 20 institutions, there are twice as many female full-time undergraduates as males. The growing divide in further education follows a similar trend at school level, where girls now outperform boys in all age groups and subjects.

The head of UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, sort of like our College Board) said: 

“Young men are becoming a disadvantaged group in terms of going to university and this underperformance needs urgent focus across the education sector.”

And concluding thoughts: "The growing divide is becoming a more pressing issue than the number of applicants from poorer homes, said the chief executive of Ucas, the universities admissions service."

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