The Barbershop has re-located

The proprietor has moved the shop to ChicagoNow, a Chicago Tribune site that showcases some of the best bloggers in the Chicago area. You can logo on to the Barbershop home page here. The ChicagoNow home page is here.

You'll still be able to post comments with the same ease as in this location. The proprietor also will keep this web site alive if you wish to review old posts.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

This Just In: Boys and Girls are different!

By Dennis Byrne
Chicago Daily Observer

So, how many billions did it cost us to discover that girls outpace boys on school tests?

That apparently is the latest finding to be coaxed out of the load of academic tests weighing down children and teachers, tying administrators in knots and showering the education and testing industries with untold riches. This latest crisis in gender disparity was described in detail in a recent page-one Chicago Tribune story revealing that Illinois grade school girls last year outperformed boys on every state achievement exam.

I could have saved them the trouble, if they had only asked. Ever since my first day in school in 1946 and every year thereafter, girls did better than boys in school. They were the first to raise their hands and when called on to have the right answer. They got the highest grades, scored big on “deportment” and graduated first in the class.

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1 comment:

Guillermo said...

This is my first visit to your blog. You are a brave man to speak so frankly about the differences between the sexes in this era of feminism, political correctness, thought police and laws against "hate speech". I hope that the revenge of the feminists will not be too harsh. I hope that you can at least retain your employment. Good luck!