Posted on 22/06/2016 by David Owen
For generations teachers have excused male students behaviour in the classroom with the well-trodden phrase 'boys will be boys'.
A culture of low expectations around boys has been blamed for their low performance.
But now a new study has revealed naughty girls are actually more likely to get away with misbehaving in the classroom as it has less of an impact on their performance.
The research, by Brown University, found that behavioural problems at four or five years of age are more likely to have a long term impact on the exams results of boys than girls.