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Gender Disparity

Have girls start school at earlier age.
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In short: have girls start primary school one year younger than boys. Why, it makes all the sense in the world:

1. Girls mature faster (boys usually don't mature anyway).

2. Girls are physically bigger than boys up to age 14.

3. Girls like older boyfriends

4. Girls will be happy to graduate young.

5. Boys will get bullied less by girls in upper grades (yes, that happened to me).

6. Boys don't need to see their classmates date 9th graders and themselves be constantly treated like greenhorns.

7. Boys will get more chance to outsmart those annoying girls in the front seats.

8. Boys prefer to be the older one in general.

All in all, it is a win-win. Why hasn't this been done yet?

(Note: I was gonna post something about fake somethings, but nevermind.)

xkuntay, Jun 26 2014

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       pretty much already solved by having girls/boys in separate schools or classes.
FlyingToaster, Jun 26 2014
  

       Exactly one year of disparity or two? How many extra years of child labor in the farms and factories is this worth?
popbottle, Jun 26 2014
  

       There was a town in Texas that held all the boys back a year so their football team would be bigger/heavier.   

       [-] for not considering unintended consequences or understanding the current situation. I'm sorry your childhood was unpleasant. This plan would make everything worse.   

       [mfd] sexism, let's all.
sninctown, Jun 27 2014
  

       I vote for having students taught one-on-one at the rate at which they individually learn, whether male or female or both or neither or purple.   

       Wait, that's not on the table is it?
Well crap. Sorry.
Carry on.
  

       What [sninctown] said. Ditto.
blissmiss, Jun 27 2014
  

       Yeah, them's a lot of generalizations.
the porpoise, Jun 27 2014
  

       Educating girls ? Are you mad ? For heaven's sake, they'll be wanting paid jobs and the vote next ...
8th of 7, Jun 27 2014
  

       I'm confused how this would change anything for the future...I still work with immature men. And fyi, only young girls might like older boys, but mature women know the best is a younger guy!
xandram, Jun 27 2014
  

       You can delete all you want, Eppur si muove.
xkuntay, Jun 28 2014
  

       But Gallileo didn't get deleted (revoked, rubbed out, terminated with extreme prejudice), he just got threatened with torture and forced to recant ...
8th of 7, Jun 28 2014
  

       Of course, Vatican didn't have a website where they could delete him. They may have now but I don't think anyone cares. Also Gallileo didn't accept friendship requests. Newton was not even a vitamin in an apple seed when Leo was toying with cannon balls.
xkuntay, Jun 29 2014
  

       I think many parents already do this: hold a child back one or more years. The famous example is so boys are bigger and excel at sport. I think some parents are doing this so their child will have an academic competitive edge. In third grade my daughter said the smartest kid in her class was a Korean boy who was 2 year older than everyone else.   

       The economic benefit of free daycare might be an incentive to start kids in kindergarten who are really not ready. If there is free preK (prekindergarten - for 4 and 5 year olds) I think it would likely improve academic performance for all subsequent grades. This is a US-centric perspective. I wonder if there is free preK in more enlightened parts of the first world?
bungston, Jun 29 2014
  

       //more enlightened parts of the first world //   

       Sp. "Everywhere except france"
8th of 7, Jun 29 2014
  
      
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