The formal education of boys has taken place for more than 2 thousand years, with girls only being formally educated on a large scale for a little more than a century. The decline in reading and other measures is a direct result of useless methods currently practiced in the classroom. Boys, furthermore, are being left behind because they are constantly punished and chastised for boyish behavior.
As for the immature behavior we see in many young men, did we expect anything else when every t.v. show and movie glorifies debauchery, lewd conduct and egotistical behavior?