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Performance review3

  1. 1. Failing at Fairness <ul><li>How America’s Schools Cheat Girls </li></ul><ul><li>Myra & David Sadker </li></ul><ul><li>Next Slide </li></ul>
  2. 2. An Overview: <ul><li>History of women’s education </li></ul><ul><li>Girls in elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Young women in middle school </li></ul><ul><li>Young women in high school </li></ul><ul><li>Gender gaps in test scores </li></ul><ul><li>Miseducation of boys </li></ul><ul><li>Change question mark? </li></ul>Next Slide
  3. 3. Boys receive more attention than girls in the classroom. Why? Next Slide
  4. 4. <ul><li>Girls Learn: </li></ul><ul><li>*keep quiet and be polite </li></ul><ul><li>*help the teacher </li></ul><ul><li>*their answers are not as important as how neat their margins are </li></ul><ul><li>*their appearance is very important </li></ul>Next Slide
  5. 5. <ul><li>Boys Learn: </li></ul><ul><li>*The loudest voice gets heard </li></ul><ul><li>*Be active and independent </li></ul><ul><li>*Sports and masculinity are the same thing </li></ul><ul><li>*They are the most important members of a classroom </li></ul>Next Slide
  6. 6. Lesson learned. Next Slide
  7. 7. Next Slide
  8. 8. <ul><li>42% of girls found positive things to write about </li></ul><ul><li>95% of boys saw no advantage to being a girl </li></ul><ul><li>16% of the boys wrote about fantasy escapes from their female bodies: suicide </li></ul>1100 Children were asked what their lives would be like as members of the opposite sex “ I would stab myself in the heart fifty times with a dull butter knife.” Next Slide
  9. 9. no women in history <ul><li>Classes of Students Cannot List 20 Women of U.S. History. Can You? </li></ul>Next Slide
  10. 10. Cotton Gin <ul><li>Revolutionary invention </li></ul>PATENT DATE CLIENT 1794 ELI WHITNEY NEXT SLIDE
  11. 11. Cotton Gin <ul><li>Revolutionary invention </li></ul>PATENT DATE CLIENT 1794 CATHERINE “KITTY” GREENE FIRST SLIDE

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