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in response to two articles by David Brooks the other by Ann Hulbert on gender roles in education Schools do not cater to gender As an educational institute it is the job of the school to provide an equal opportunity at a learning experience for everyone not specific to certain genders When we read books in school they are chosen for their literary value not whether they appeal to one sex over the other We read Lord of the Flies packed with adventure and lacking the presence of estrogen not because all the boys in the class will like it but because it is a great piece of literature aimed to convey a higher meaning It is true though that there is a difference in the way that males and females think This is obvious simply through observing a normal school day and the actions of several students Females are typically more visible with their emotions while males tend to be less transparent in regards to emotion This is more likely supported by a biological dissimilarity over environment The biological distinction is probably related to certain female hormones that cause mood swings When Whitmire says in Hulberts essay that boys display brain activity that is less developed she is blatantly wrong Last year the valedictorian of Alpharetta High School was a male as was the salutatorian Although this is a small sample it just shows that women scholars are not always better-quality thinkers than males Simply because women show different brain patterns does not necessarily make them superior Now that women are actually accepted to be able to learn math science reading and writing it seems some consider them to be superior thinkers Male capacity for learning has not decreased in the decades the number of distractions has merely increased for both sexes Hulbert makes this clear in her description of todays children requiring instant gratification citing the Xbox and television as reasons why
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