Monday, April 21, 2014

Has School Become Hostile to Boys?

Has School Become Hostile to Boys?
In our quest for political correctness and tolerance, has our schools and society at large become a hostile environment to the nature of young boys? An interesting article appeared on time.com a couple of months ago that explored this very subject.



The parents of boys should ask themselves a question: Is my son really welcome? A flurry of incidents last spring suggests that the answer is no. In May, Christopher Marshall, age 7, was suspended from his Virginia school for picking up a pencil and using it to “shoot” a “bad guy” — his friend, who was also suspended. A few months earlier, Josh Welch, also 7, was sent home from his Maryland school for nibbling off the corners of a strawberry Pop-Tart to shape it into a gun. At about the same time, Colorado’s Alex Evans, age 7, was suspended for throwing an imaginary hand grenade at “bad guys” in order to “save the world.”  Read More















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