In the two articles “Women Raise Bar In Colleges” by an unknown writer and “Quiet Gender Gap Hits Collegiate Balance” by the Post Editorials what mattered to me was the stereotype put on high school males. Male high school students are often thought of as slackers or underachievers as well as being more focused on other things. I believe this stereotype is only true for a fraction of the male student body. Yes many males don’t care about grades, but most are very mindful of their schoolwork. They share their time wisely between sports and other activities as well as homework. In one of the articles it said that some colleges are accepting males just to increase the male population in that school. I think that there are plenty of males that want to go to college and qualify for that college that they don’t have to just accept males but can actually look at applications. Yes I believe that the stereotype put on high school males is true for some people but I disagree with it overall.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
In Karl Fisch's video "Did you Know?" was the future of our world. Students are being prepared for jobs that don't exist yet, to use technology that hasn't yet been invented, being taught to solve problems that we don't know are problems. This matters because some things we are being taught we don't need or will be irrelevant in years to come. On the other hand some information we are being taught is irrelevant in these times but will be relevant in years ahead. Technology is really interesting to me so when it says everything about computers i think that is really cool and weird at the same time. The world is changing rapidly and our future will be incredibly different than our times now.