Stronger, Smarter, Bolder
In support of Girls Inc.
In many parts of the world (if not most) there are few things that scare a grown man more than a little girl with equal opportunity.
Part of the great good that we in American public education do every day is that we strive to be “gender blind” to every child who comes our way. We give them ALL our very best.
Indeed, the point can be well made that when little girls were finally allowed equal access and opportunity in American public schools, it was then (and only then) that America began her rise to superpower prominence on the world stage … a greatness we will hold onto only if we continue to strengthen and grow our doctrine of full opportunity for all.
Two ex-students of mine (one male and one female) recently both applied for the same business/sales job. Bet you can guess which one got hired - and why. No, gender discrimination is not the “official” reason they were given (since most employers don’t like law suits). But even the young man told me that his female childhood friend was more highly qualified in several ways, and that he had heard the whispers; “The best woman just doesn’t have what it takes to succeed in the business world as well as a good man.”
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