April 18, 2018
By Douglas Todd
B.C. public schools have one of the lowest ratios of male teachers in North America — and the trend is becoming more extreme.
As evidence mounts that boys suffer when there are few positive male role models in society and schools, only one of every 10 people entering B.C.’s teaching profession is a man.
The downward trend continues despite noted studies by a Stanford University education professor, Thomas Dee, and others that suggest boys generally do better in classes that are taught by men, while girls are more likely to thrive in classes taught by women.