While it may be true that more disengaged male learners are now being included in national statistics, it doesn't explain away all of the issues associated with the gender education gap.
Male enrollment in higher education, an indicator of academic performance, is alarmingly low. At some universities, female students now outnumber male students by six to one. 
Gender proportions on college campuses across the US are now weighted 56-44 in favour of female students.
This still points to deep-rooted issues in the modern school system that make it difficult for males to excel and get ahead. The whole phenomenon of deteriorating male academic performance cannot be explained away by statistical anomalies. There is still evidence of an underlying bias against male learners.