Why women being more college educated than men is troubling for society

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'A generation of white men who grew up hearing that the problem with American institutions is that there are too many white men in them apparently has been listening.

College attendance by men, and by white men in particular, has declined steeply relative to attendance by women. As a remarkable Wall Street Journal report has it, men today make up only two out of five college students, and the men who do enroll are less likely to graduate than the women.

Over the coming years, two women will earn a college degree for every man who does. Among white men, those who come from low-income households attend college at lower rates than do Latino and African-American men from similar backgrounds. The problem has become so extreme some colleges have started discriminating against female entrants and admitting less qualified men, to maintain a more balanced female-male ratio on campus.

Kevin Carey of The New York Times sniffed a little at his competitor’s report, noting that men still occupy the commanding heights of much of the business world and many cultural institutions — as though the residual wealth and status of men born before the moon landing somehow transfers to those born after 9/11.'

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