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Yash Tiwari
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As a government entity, schools are still primarily overseen and supported by men. The role of women in society has improved a lot over the last few decades, but discrimination and sexism against women have not gone away completely. In this context, it is disappointing to see gender inequality in the field of education. There is no denying the fact that there are a lot of female teachers who can’t treat boys equally. This is because their gender creates difficulties (not all, but some) for the male students. The reason for this difference in treatment towards boys or girls maybe because of their gender or religion.

Some people claim that the underrepresentation of female teachers is due to a lack of qualified candidates. If that were true, we should find a positive correlation between the number of years teaching and gender. There is no such correlation – at all. But the fact of the matter is that, in a post-feminist society where women can enter any field and yet are still not equally represented in the STEM fields, it would take an unusually talented and intelligent female to become a teacher. It is easier to evaluate the teacher by the curriculum, how the student is doing in class compared to other students, and based on information on homework, projects, and quizzes. Less biased teachers should be able to get more student accomplishments as a result of having positive assessments.

A very common trait in our society is the willingness to blame, but seldom to accept responsibility. One instance of this attitude can be observed in the field of education. A popular rationale for the lag in student performance in most schools and colleges is that there are too few female teachers. In most schools, women make up less than 20 percent of all teachers and principals. If the universities want to start producing competent individuals, they need to bring in more female teachers.

The fact of the matter is that society considers it a female’s job to nurture. It’s only recently, thanks to feminism, that men have been allowed to nurture in a mothering capacity. We still have a very long way to go before we can say that men are allowed to be nurturers. Maybe, there is a need to conduct an experiment where male teachers are encouraged to go to all-female schools. Also, the reverse experiment should be conducted where women teachers are sent to an all-male school to encourage boys and girls.