Girls in the Middle East do better than boys in school by a greater margin than almost anywhere else

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  1. RWorld1

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    Read an article which got me thinking:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/09/boys-are-not-defective/540204/

    In many middle eastern countries girls seem to be outdoing boys in every subject across every age. I find that mental. That gender is having such a monster impact on such a wide scale. Makes you wonder how well the education system is relating to kids from all types - gender, race, personalities etc.
     
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    Women are incentivized to work harder because they were second class for so long.

    Underdogs will work harder and will soar when the rest of the dogs rest on their laurels.
     
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    A few years ago when I was in grad school, I had to do a report analyzing my school's state test scores going back several years. In every grade level and in every subject for every year I looked at, the number of girls that scored proficient or advanced was at least 30% higher than the number of boys who scored proficient or advanced.
     
  5. AlwaysAttend

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    I was too irritated by the title to read but I assume that the gap in number of girls and boys plays a role too.
     
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    Toward the end of the article is a claim that girls seem less damaged by bad schools than are boys. At the end of the article is the statement that schools are biased in favor of girls. Those are, I think, two very different propositions.
     
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    You find that 'mental'? Excuse me but wtf?
     
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    I missed that lol.
     
  9. RWorld1

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    I'm from the UK and it's a common phrase. I by no means meant to offend. It's used the same way as saying "That's crazy".

    Hope that clears thing up.
     
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    When I taught overseas at an international school in Korea, I had a handful of young women from the Middle East and they were some of the hardest and most focused students I ever had. They worked exceptionally hard. A few boys from the same region did not work as hard as they did. I would agree with the comment of subjugation being a driving motive for proficiency.
     
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    I truthfully don't give a care to schooling in the Middle East. Women are treated very poorly in many Middle East countries. Countries who are no role models. Let's talk about raising up our students
     

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