Wed | Dec 19, 2018

Schoolgirls a huge distraction to boys

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Regarding Peter Espeut's article ('Schools biased against boys') of July 13, 2018, I attended an all-boys Catholic school in Antigua from grades six to 12. This school outperformed every girls-only school on that island for many many years. This includes Catholic girls' high schools as well with similar resources and demographics.

My wife, who is Jamaican, gets annoyed when I say this, but girls are a huge distraction to the boys at that age. Those boys will always underperform when compared to boys of the boys-only schools.This is clear as daylight to anyone who wants to look. Probably the link between male school underperformance and criminality is lost on some of the authorities.

HERCULES GRANT

hercules@ualberta.ca