Do schools discriminate against boys? An American boy is suing his school, claiming that the girls are outperforming boys because of a system which favours them. And over this side of the pond we’ve been hearing about the gap in attainment at GCSE and A-level - which sees girls getting a higher proportion of the top grades. So are we expecting boys to reach their full potential whilst forcing them to learn in an environment better suited to girls?
Miriam O’Reilly is joined by Professor Stephen Gorard from the department of Educational Studies at York University and James Tooley, Professor of Education Policy at the University of Newcastle