The Crisis of the Disappearing Educated Male
Some experts claim that the imbalance begins in the public schools, where recess and physical education are being cut. More active boys are at a disadvantage, they say, when there is no outlet for their energy and restlessness. In addition, Title IX programs have hurt men’s athletics with the less profitable men’s sports being cut (over 400 men’s collegiate athletic teams have been cut since Title IX went into effect) in order to fund women’s programs. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), “for every new women’s athletic slot created between 1992 and 1997, 3.6 male athletes were dropped.”
Something to think about, as we endure yet another Spring of further cuts.