Girls are beating boys in schools everywhere — even in places where they lack basic rights
|A new study from Gijsbert Stoet of the University of Glasgow and David C. Geary of the University of Missouri found that girls tend to outperform boys in educational achievement in most countries around the world.|
Even more impressive, the girls' stellar performances extended to countries in which women face major obstacles to social, political, economic or gender inequality.
+ The report looked at 1.5 million 15-year-olds in 74 countries around the world the world, examining their performance on the Programme for International Student Assessment, a global survey that aims to evaluate education systems worldwide.
+ In 70% of countries, girls scored significantly better than boys on the standardized test, which includes reading, mathematics and science literacy sections.
+ Even in places that typically rank poorly when it comes to gender equality, such as Qatar, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, the gap between the sexes is fairly high, and girls come out on top.
+ Boys did better in just three places: Colombia, Costa Rica and the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Already exhausted by the sheer number of GOP responses, the host of "The Daily Show" flipped out once he heard Paul's message.
"Liberal elites fly over my small town, but they don't understand us," Paul said in his post-SOTU speech. "They simply seek to impose their will on us."
Cut to Stewart, head in hand.
"'Liberal elites?'" Stewart said, with some venom. "You're a doctor and a senator with a twelve-term congressman father and a first name synonymous with a Russian novelist."
"That's pretty fucking elite," he growled.
Before finishing up, Stewart had some fun at the expense of Cruz, who started over halfway through his SOTU response. Stewart awarded Cruz with an "Implodie" award, a golden statue of rubble.
"Here's a tip: if you're running for President, maybe you shouldn't make your response to the State of the Union look like a ransom video," Stewart said to big laughs.
Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central: