Grant to lure male teachers

The Catholic Education Office abandoned plans last year to challenge sex discrimination laws after it agreed to add an additional 12 female-only scholarships to balance plans to offer 12 male-only scholarships. —Samantha Maiden and Paige TaylorGrant to lure male teachers (News.Com.Au)

Becasue a scholarship program designed to increase the number of male teachers was ruled sexist, the Catholic school system in Austrailia was forced to add an equal number of scholarships for female teachers. It’s great they have the money to support that many scholarships, but this sounds ridiculous.

I don’t know what the stats are in the Catholic school system, but the article says in Australia, only one in five primary school teachers are men.