Boys are 30 percent more likely than girls to drop out of school. In Canada, five boys drop out for every three girls. Girls outperform boys now at every level, from elementary school to graduate school.

Philip Zimbardo

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“The Demise of Guys.” TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Demise of Guys." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from psychologist Philip Zimbardo's 2011 TED Talk on how males are becoming less equipped to succeed in society, both in terms of interacting with the opposite sex and in school. This quote gives examples of how boys are not performing as well as girls are throughout their scholastic careers. In his Talk, Zimbardo goes on to explain that excessive video game playing and online pornography watching are contributors toward this problem. Watch the full TED Talk here: Philip Zimbardo -  The Demise of Guys?