Phyllis Schlafly, known for her backward and damaging viewpoints on the rights of Women, has published a new article through World Net Daily. In the article Ms. Schlafly forwards an idea of the decline of modern college education and a possible solution. The cause of modern academic decline, per Schlafly, is the ballooning number of women attending colleges. Her solution: stop admitting so many women into college.
“Long ago when I went to college, campuses were about 70 percent male, and until 1970 it was still nearly 60 percent. Today, however, the male percentage has fallen to the low 40s on most campuses,” Schlafly wrote.
While admitting that women do emerge from their high school education with higher grades, she caveats that this may not actually make the young women smarter than their male cohorts.
Colleges claim they grant admissions based on academic merit, and girls come out of high school with better grades than boys. But that doesn’t always mean they are smarter or more capable of doing college work or succeeding after graduation.
Boys do far better on average than girls on the SAT test for mathematics, which means that boys are better prepared than girls for STEM majors in college. This has been true every year for more than 40 years.
Her answer? Have fewer women go to college. It will solve a number of problems. Better yet, get rid of Title IX altogether.
One solution might be to impose the duty on admissions officers to arbitrarily admit only half women and half men. Another solution might be to stop granting college loans, thereby forcing students to take jobs to pay for their tuition and eliminate time for parties, perhaps even wiping out time for fraternities and sororities. I went through college while working a full-time manual-labor job, and I don’t regret a minute of it; it was a great learning experience.
Another solution would be to reinstate all the men’s sports that were canceled by an extremist feminist application of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination against female students. The feminists have misused that law to abolish many men’s sports in order to achieve a statistical equality between the percentage of men playing on college sports teams and the percentage of male enrollment in college.