I read not too long ago that for the first time, women are doing better than men in the math, science, and engineering at the college level. That means they excel in all areas over men now.
I just found a clip on my homepage (America at a Crossroads) that is disturbing - especially for men and can have profound implications for the future economy. They won't be ready for tomorrow's jobs.
78% of jobs lost in the recession were lost by men mostly in manufacturing and construction and some are possibly not coming back, at least in the numbers needed.
Of the fastest growing jobs in the future, only two are expected to be dominated by men - janitorial and computer engineering.
Only 40% of students in American colleges are men and women have outpaced men in graduation rates since 1982.
70% of valedictorians are girls.
High school honor rolls are dominated by girls.
Two million more women than men earned degrees in the last ten years.
I can't find any reasons given for this, perhaps because not enough time has elapsed for study. They did mention boys having shorter attention spans, but its always been that way. Some educators are trying gender separated classes and giving boys more breaks. I don't know what the hell that is - the problem can't be elementary school.