While teachers insist they are "teaching responsibility" in penalizing boys grades for late work, the evidence is just the opposite. Boys are more responsible in the workplace than girls, not less.
There are at least 3 studies on this, the latest was published this year by the Department of Labor, under Secretary Hilda Solis. The DOL report clearly discounts any illness, family, childcare, maternity leave and other caregiving duties from the absenteeism rates. At every age, ethnicity, marital status, and family situation, men are less absent from work than women.
THE LESSON: Teachers are not "teaching responsibility." Stop grading students based on behavior, start grading solely on learning and knowledge. Photo: Hilda Solis, Secretary of the Department of Labor