Susan - and I'm being only slightly humorous here - but lower grad rates and lower enrollment plus lowering sperm counts might mean a future decrease in educated men with which to procreate. Dumber men plus stronger women equals...
Susan Burns said:...men have become disadvantaged in the educational system, which is leading to lower graduation rates and lower college enrollment, which is increasing the percentage of women enrolled. However, studies show that women are still only compensated, on average, 78% of what men earn.
1) I'd say the first thing we do is get rid of Pell Grants and Stafford loans. Throttle back this insane rush to get everyone a college degree, thus dumbing down the undergraduate experience.
2) Get high schools to focus on teaching the basics. Reading, writing, counting, speaking, civics.
3) Set up vocational schools and focus on training high school workers to become trained workers in six months.
4) Break the teacher's unions. Grind them into dust.
5) Sue a couple of companies that require college degrees for entry level workers. Due it on the basis of gender discrimination against men.
6) Separate the genders in from 7th-12th grades (allow local communities to create their own social events as they see fit) and school them in single-sex classes. Roadmap smart kids and allow them to progress faster if necessary.
7) Reform Title IX - there's no reason to require equal participation in women's sports if there isn't equal interest.
8) Use the current educational formulas to help low-income but bright kids to go to college.
9) Most of all, break the link that a college education is a necessity. A degree these days is a social statement, not a certification.
10) Also, tax the heck out of college endowments and cut non-teaching staff by 40%.
Animal, here are some questions I'd like to see offered in tomorrow's radio show.
Do women experience inequality in the workplace?
Do women have themselves to blame for some of this?
“A Woman in Power”- An Oxymoron?
Is sexism a bigger problem in our society than racism?
Are men better negotiators than women?
Are Women Leaders – set up to fail? See this post.
The Ball Buster
Does a woman need to act harshly to keep up with "the boys" and to get ahead in the workplace?
Do women need to work harder than men in the workplace? Or do men?
Is success a two edged sword for females?
Do women (or men) pay a higher price for success?
The Support System
Are women “expected” these days to have a career – are they exhorted to “have it all”?
The Weeping Willow
Does the “Pauline in Peril” routine work in the workplace?
Do women use their kids/doctor appointments, personal business, etc. as excuses to cut work? Do men?
Is she seen as Difficult? Lonely? Crazy? Gay?
Those interested in spinster issues should join this network - it's FABULOUS.
Do women use sex to get ahead in the workplace?
Do men use sex as a weapon in the workplace?
The Bitch Boss Male Dilemma
The Bitch Boss Female Dilemma
Do women respond differently to male bosses than they do to female bosses?
Do female bosses prefer male reports over females?
Do male bosses go easier on female reports than male reports?
Do male bosses like having female reports?
Do female bosses like having female reports?
Do females sabotage other females? In the workplace? In daily life? Why?
Are women submissive to men in the workplace?
Does a man get promoted over a woman if he is considered to be a family’s breadwinner even though both have the same qualifications?
The Lilly Ledbetter Legislation
Are women still being paid less than men? How long will it take to stop?
Is it cheaper to keep her (on)?
Is it important someone be home with the kids? Who? Does it matter?
Does a woman’s career get side-railed by childbearing?
Do men feel the same sense of responsibility as women for child rearing?
Are there differences in opinions about this between generations?
Pick one -pick two - pick five but pick some of them!
Anyone else have thorny questions they'd like to add to the list?