Existing data doesn’t indicate that the larger volume of female teachers in schools is hindering male students’ academic performances. The percentage of female teachers in the US has been increasing since the 1990s. However, over the same period, male students have been able to close the reading gap.
This does not support the argument that female teachers are forcing unattainable behavioural expectations on boys. Nor does it support the theory that female teachers teach literature that alienates male students. If this were the case, we would expect the reading gap between male and female students to widen as the percentage of female teachers increased.
Another German study which tracked male and female student academic achievement up to the age of ten found that teacher gender, age, pay and qualifications had no impact on male or female students’ academic performance.
Similarly, a study undertaken in the UK looked examined 8,978 11-year-old boys across England and found that the teacher's gender was unrelated to academic performance. Male teachers did nothing to boost academic performance and, by contrast, researchers concluded that female educators actually improved the boys' attitude to learning. It could, therefore, be concluded that female educators bring out the best in both male and female students in primary school.