In other words, they are pointless...They have a point. Just like statistics, which some consider pointless. They show a tendency.
Actually, it wasn't a generalization, it was a stereotype, and they don't show tendencies. Ignore what some people may say about all stereotypes having a "seed of truth," it's a gross miscalculation based on misconceptions. The very idea that you could say that there are more female teachers than male without actually doing the research is preposterous.
Actually, the numbers are not hard to find... I doubt they've changed much in the many
since I was in college..... There were, last I checked, more female than male teachers in America's
public schools. However...
Women represent by far
the majority in pre-school through elementary grades, and a slight
majority in middle and secondary schools.
Men teach more physical-education classes, and coach far more sports teams...
Why does that matter, you ask...
Guess what little career-highlight is on the resumes of most school administrators, from assistant-
principal to district superintendent? And how surprised are you that even though pretty much all
administrators started out as classroom teachers (majority-female), the vast majority of admins
are still men?
Even if this is from 2001 it shows a little something:
It's a small sampling, probably one city school district. Do you know where it's from?