Feminist LIES 
Versus 
Absolute Facts 
School prayer hasn't been banned. Students can still pray in school. 

This most revealing assertion by teachers suggests that children don't
NEED to be education, that students and not teachers are running the education system, and
denies the existence of the 1963 Supreme Court ruling which "banned school
prayer". 
SAT scores haven't decreased 

SAT scores decreased 85 points, from 975 in 1960 to 890 in 1980, plus
someone taking the test in 1990 would score 2335 points higher than on the 1960 test, for
a total decrease of 108 to 120 points 
SAT scores increased 20 points, from 890 in 1980 to 910 in 1995 

A 14 point increase in SAT scores between 1990 and
1995 occurred when other test scores like the ACT remained flat, suggesting that at least
14 of the 20 point increase was due to changes in the test itself 
The SAT wasn't designed to measure the academic performance of the nation,
therefore it can't be used to do so 

The SAT is a more objective measure of the state of US education than many
other standardized tests, no matter what it was designed to do 
SAT Math scores tell us nothing about a students IQ 

When separated by sex, boys who score over 592 get As in college, between
575591 get Bs, 549574 get Cs; and girls who score over 549 get As, 532548 get Bs, and
493523 get Cs 
SAT Math scores can't be used to predict how well someone will do in the
work force 

Students' annual salaries increase $110 for each one point increase in SAT
Math scores 
SAT scores are determined more by the parents' incomes than by any other
factor 

The strongest correlation is by race, the next is by sex, the third is by
college grades, the fourth is by the students' future incomes, and the last is by parents'
incomes 
SAT scores decreased because the number of minorities taking the test
increased 

The maximum decrease in SAT scores which could be attributed to the
increase in the percent of minorities taking the test from 031% is 35 points 
We need to spend more money for education 

Very few countries spend more than the US for education as a percent of
GDP. SAT scores decreased 40 points for each 1% of GDP increase we spent for education 
There is no cause for alarm that only a quarter of our teachers are men 

Three quarters of the teachers in the highest scoring countries are men.
Each one percent decrease in men teachers in the US paralleled a 20 point decrease in SAT
scores 
We need smaller class sizes 

SAT scores decreased 20 points for each one student decrease in the
average number of students per classroom, and worldwide TIMSS scores today increase four
points for each additional student per classroom 
SAT scores decreased because the number of test takers increased 

The percent of the population taking the test decreased from 0.5% to 0.41%
mainly because of a decrease in the proportion of US 18 year olds who graduate from high
school from three quarters to two thirds 
The US was not DEAD LAST IN TIMSS 

The US was DEAD LAST in general physics, mechanics, heat, geometry, wave
phenomena, advanced math, tied with Austria for DEAD LAST in electricity & magnetism,
and would have been DEAD LAST in calculus, modern physics, general math, and general
science had it not been for a few countries like Cyprus and South Africa 
The US wasn't DEAD LAST in all subjects and in fact did "quite well
in some subjects" 

Not even South Africa and Cyprus were DEAD LAST as often as the US was 
"Teachers can't be blamed for this failure in US education because
they didn't even try to teach those subjects." Robert LeChevalier 

This ranks as one of the dumbest statements I have
ever personally heard an American male dare to utter 
There is no significant difference between American and Swiss scores 

Compared to American 12th grade girls, Swiss 12th grade boys scored 124
points higher in physics, 99 points higher in general math, 81 points higher in general
science, 143 points higher in advanced math, 89 points higher in numbers and equations, 97
points higher in calculus, 160 points higher in geometry, 126 points higher in mechanics,
98 points higher in electricity and magnetism, 62 points higher in heat, 91 points higher
in wave phenomena, and 73 points higher in modern physics 
The US scores low on these standardized tests because we attempt to teach
a broader population base 

Only two thirds of our 18 year olds graduate from high school, compared to
96% of Japanese 18 year olds 
There is no significant difference between boys and girls in SAT Math 

"there has been a difference of nearly a standard deviation between
the mean mathematics scores ofmales and females" Trends in SAT Scores and Other
Characteristics of Examinees Planning To Major in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering.
Research Report. Source: Scholastic Aptitude TestABSTRACT, ERIC_NOED376079. 
There is no significant difference between boys and girls in Graduate
Record Exam scores 

The difference in overall quantitative scores is almost a standard
deviation, and compared to math majors who are mostly men, teachers who are mostly women
scored 197 points lower, public relations majors scored 224 points lower, social work
majors scored 246 points lower 