An interesting piece in the Daily Mail:
When I was at school, in the 1960s and 1970s, the majority of secondary school teachers were men. The proportion of women in the profession has risen relentlessly ever since, and the consequences have been predictable:
– relentless dumbing down of curricula and consequent grade inflation has been used to mask mediocrity. In PMQs last year David Cameron reported that a GCSE question the previous year had been, ‘If you want to look at craters on the moon, should you use a telescope, or a microscope?’
– because they want to form interpersonal relationships with their charges rather being interested only in teaching them, teachers over-praise the work of pupils – ‘all must have prizes’. This stops pupils’ normal healthy development, a problem often reinforced by indulgent single mothers.
– female teachers pay more attention to girls than boys, and encourage them to go into low-risk, highly-paid, secure fields – such as medicine. 70% of medical students today are female. GPs earn an average of £105,000 p.a. and more than 50% are women. The proportion continues to rise while the service quality continues to decline. It costs up to £500,000 to train a doctor, and on average the NHS gets about half the working hours over a career from female doctors compared with male doctors. The capacity crash in the NHS has been met by employing thousands of doctors from overseas, at enormous cost to taxpayers.
– teachers have been unable to control their pupils, so classroom assistants – unknown in the 1960s and 1970s – are required.
– acceptable behaviour for all pupils is that which comes naturally to girls, but not to boys. Boys’ spirits are crushed in these hyper-feminised environments, and some of them have to be drugged in an effort to make them behave in ways which come naturally to girls. Female GPs are said to be particularly happy to prescribe such drugs.
The taxpayer pays ever more for an increasingly mediocre state education system. The parallels with the Health Service are striking.