School Teacher Queries the Value of Girls Learning Instead of Marrying

Blanche Girouard facebook image, PROBABLY author of Portobello People and she's also an RE teacher at the elite girls’ public school St Pauls **FACEBOOK GRAB FOR MOS PICTURE DESK**

What can I say about this?

Instead of lamenting the seriousness that girls have about their education and future, we should be focusing on why boys don’t learn by their example:


A private school teacher has complained about how “today’s girls aren’t going on nature walks or learning poetry off by heart – they’re cramming their heads full of facts”. 

Blanche Girouard, who teaches religious education at the £20,000 a year St Paul’s Girls’ School, also suggested girls were happier when they were simply expected to marry rather than go to university.

Writing for The Oldie magazine, Ms Girouard praised an era when “everything seemed to be geared towards marriage” and “parents really didn’t seem to care” about educating girls.

Although she later acknowledges “it seems heinous that parents had such limited ambition for their bright daughters,” she adds: “And yet there are aspects of that era that are enviable.”

Parents who had daughters at the school strongly disagreed with the teacher’s comments.

After bemoaning how girls were “cramming their heads full of facts”, she wrote: “It’s time we backed off and gave today’s girls the time and space to work out what they actually want.

“Happiness and success don’t turn on A*s and a place at Oxford.”


Click on the link to read Why do Boys Score Better than Girls at Maths?

Click on the link to read Should We Include Feminism in the Curriculum?

Click on the link to read Arguments For and Against Single-Sex Education

Click on the link to read The Perfect Example of Courage and Self-Respect


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