Women lead men in graduate degrees

  • Article by: HOPE YEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 27, 2011 - 12:24 AM

The education gains have opened up workplace opportunities and redefined family roles.

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eman2002Apr. 27, 11 8:10 AM

If less women were graduating than men, there would be calls for action. In fact there was a call for action and numerous affirmative action programs were put in place to bring up the numbers of women in higher education. Look for scholarships specifically for men and you will find none. Look for scholarships for women and you will find thousands. It's time to get serious about the education gender gap for men and boys. There is a proposal for a presidential commission on men and boys. It's gathering dust at the White House.

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DucemanApr. 27, 11 8:12 AM

"...[A] trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids." I find this statement a bit misleading, as it presumes that working women are having children at the same rate as stay-at-home mothers. I don't think that is necessarily the case, and believe the trend is just the opposite, that working women are having less children, if any at all. In actuality, what is really be redefined here is the family. While on the one hand it is nice to see women having greater opportunities, it would seem such gains would be diminished if the family were the one to pay the price.

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eman2002Apr. 27, 11 8:16 AM

If women were behind in education there would be calls for immediate action. In fact there was, and numerous affirmative action programs were put in place to bring better educational opportunities for women. Look for scholarships specifically for men and you will find a hand full. Look for scholarships for women and you will find thousands. Look for men's centers on campuses and you will find none. Look for women's centers and you will find thousands. There is a proposal for a commission on men and boys sitting on the White House desk, gathering dust.

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Redsun1909Apr. 27, 11 8:39 AM

Any thoughts on a "tax credit" for women in the work place? I would hope that Entitlement would soon trump acheivement and competition!

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fromupnortApr. 27, 11 9:04 AM

Help me understand how this is a victory for anyone.

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klydenoblisApr. 27, 1110:20 AM

Sooo, does this qualify men for minority status?

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alaskanredApr. 27, 1110:35 AM

"If less women were graduating than men, there would be calls for action. In fact there was a call for action and numerous affirmative action programs were put in place to bring up the numbers of women in higher education. Look for scholarships specifically for men and you will find none. Look for scholarships for women and you will find thousands. It's time to get serious about the education gender gap for men and boys. There is a proposal for a presidential commission on men and boys. It's gathering dust at the White House." posted by eman2002 on Apr. 27, 11 at 8:10 AM************ 1) Women out number men so it is only natural that they should out number men in graduate degrees. 2) Women have a long history of being oppressed in this country and still face problems of inequality.

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standing74Apr. 27, 1110:39 AM

So now I can assume since the gap has been closed and another gap created we can see equal amount of attention placed on boys? Why is it these types of programs and initiatives always seem to miss the unintended consequences? Equality for all doesn’t mean at the expense of the other.

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Maybrick5Apr. 27, 1111:50 AM

At long last!!!! I'm a victim too!!! Ya-Hoo!!! Quick, file a lawsuit. I want my money NOW!! I'm gonna get paid!!!! And...and...and I can never be held responsible for any decision I make ever again!!! I'ma victim I'ma victim I'ma victim wheeeeeee!!!!!!!

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dgb049Apr. 27, 1112:34 PM

A college degree isn't nearly what it was worth 50 years ago. This is why less men are going to college.

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