"Men naturally rebel" [LINK]
First of two today:
While there's been much welcome attention paid to the lagging educational performance of boys, Doug Anglin and his litigious father should be ashamed for their frivolous anti-discrimination suit against Milton High School.
Their basic premise is incoherent: that we must simultaneously treat boys and girls the same while taking special consideration of boys' differences. Thus, the plaintiffs complain that more hall passes are required of boys. They also say rules favoring compliance with authority are "designed to the disadvantage of males," because boys "naturally rebel." Could this naturally rebellious behavior have something to do with boys' special need for supervision in school hallways? Just a thought.
As a way to bolster male achievement (at least on paper), the Anglins' recommend that we give out academic credit for playing sports and grade students on a pass/fail basis, measures that are unlikely to improve the education of any student. As far as I can tell, their only legitimate complaint concerns one teacher who gives extra points to students who decorate their writing assignments, a practice that is certainly suspect and academically insubstantial, but hardly worth clogging the courts.
Welcome to the crazy world of adulthood, Doug. It appears you're learning just fine!