Friday, March 07, 2008
Open Letter to My Congresswoman, Jean Schmidt
In the mean time, boys and young men are being short changed and their lives squandered in an effort to lift up those already on top. I decided to contact my Congresswoman, Jean Schmidt. Below is what I wrote her. I encourage everyone who reads this post to write their Congressperson and/or Senator. Links for your Senators or Congressperson are on the left side of this page below the blog roll. Our children deserve better.
Over the past few years, it has, time and again, come to my attention that males are under represented in colleges, law schools, and medical schools across the country. Males drop out of high school at a much higher rate than females.
As the father of two girls and two boys, I believe it is past time to pay more attention to the fate of boys and young men in our country. Now, I've learned that some, such as Debra Rolison want to apply Title IX to science education. While such efforts to bring equal opportunity to women are laudable, boys and men are being ignored and left behind.
Not only is this grossly unfair to the boys and men of our country, we are squandering the precious human resources they offer our nation. Please initiate action to re-franchise our boys and men in our society.
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