Monday, February 05, 2007

My News Review

Two articles I'd like to highlight.

The First is an article by Sharon Griffiths called Now we're letting the boys down go to page 8 (that link may not work and I can't find another one.)

Basically she recalls the issue on the 60's and 70's of girls not being allowed to flourish in the school system and how this was re-dressed. She goes on to say how the pendulum has swung too far the other way. This agrees with something John Eldridge says in Wild at Heart.

I agree. I'd like to state that I believe, and you may want to sit down, that boys and girls......are different! Why have we as a society created a situation where Equal Opportunities means that we all have to be the same?

Don't get me wrong, I believe in inclusion and diversity, but I also believe in the individual. Watching my daughter and the kids of my friendsfrow up, I can see that boys and girls develop so differently. Why does our education system not reflect this? Is it any wonder that boys find school so difficult when so much of it is counter to their very being?

I don't think that it's a problem with the teachers BTW, but here's what boys need: The chance to take risks and test themselves and to move around.

At least that's what boys need if you want them to grow in to men.

(I could have called this "Feminism stole my masculinity and I want it back!" but I'm already taking mine back!)

The Second piece is here. I like it because it has a picture of the frame work for our new community centre, where Oak Grove will be moving to later in the year.

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