Now I don't claim to be an A student
But I'm tryin' to be
Oh maybe by being an A student, baby
I can win your love for me
Yep. When girls start chasing the top male candidates for valedictorian, president of the chess club, science fair winner, debate team members, etc., school performance will go up (at least for guys). A fantasy? You betcha. But no more so than the fantasy so many school boards operate under -- that some administration-imposed curriculum, pedagogy, dress-code, grading scale, or what have you is going to make schools perform better. In fact, if forced to choose, I'd rather try to get teenage girls to value smarts.
Hey! That suggests a poll! So, here it is:
5/15/2005 OK. Poll's closed. Here are the final results: