Sunday, May 04, 2014

I Knew it! Girls are Smarter than Boys!

I don't remember too clearly my graduation. No, I didn't go to a kegger afterwards. I was the first of my generation on my Dad's side to graduate from high school, so I had grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins to keep me on the straight and narrow. But I don't remember the precise ratio between males and females in the honors students. I think there were more girls than guys, but don't quote me on that. I do know that for four years I was in high school and was aware of it, the valedictorian and salutatorian were almost always female.

Turns out, there's a reason for that. A new study shows that not only do females to better in school than males, but they've been outscoring us for almost 100 years! At least in the early grades. The disparity between the scores is at its greatest in junior high, and narrows during high school and college.

So why don't more girls go into math and science?