Boys usually underachieve in education because they are more susceptible to peer pressure and to become truants. This is supported by the growing number of gangs in the UK and anti-social behavior orders against groups of boys aged from 8 through to 18 years old. This peer pressure is overpowering the need to be educated because schooling is becoming less involved with challenging the student and promoting education but politics, marks and teacher’s fears of what students might do with security programmes. It is necessary that this approach be altered or boys will continue to underachieve. As this following discussion will illustrate it is necessary that education is promoted and fun and interesting. Also teachers should not focus an unequal treatment of boys, just because they will most likely cause problems in the classroom. It is this treatment that makes boys angry with the education system and promotes them to join gangs. The following section will discuss how boys make up the majority of gangs in the UK and how the treatment of boys in the education system cause them to lose interest and join gangs etc and underachieve. It will do this by analyzing the data concerning boys joining gangs, which indicates they are more susceptible to peer pressure. Then it will discuss equality and rights and how it is necessary for the present legal system to afford children rights of equality in the education system. It will then look at the arguments that focus on the fact that it is the education system’s inadequacies that cause underachievement. Finally, this discussion will conclude by discussing necessary actions to ensure that boys needs and education is promoted.