.......As the movement grows, so does debate over whether boys and girls really do learn better separately. Research remains slim on whether single-sex education boosts achievement in public schools. Most studies have examined private schools.
Proponents of same-sex schooling argue that girls and boys are too often shortchanged by coed classrooms and that students from lower-income families deserve access to learning environments once exclusive to private schools. Advocates also cite emerging research that indicates gender differences in brains and cognitive development.
"We as a nation do not understand gender difference and . . . regard it as politically incorrect to discuss it," said Leonard Sax, founder of the single-sex education association and author of "Why Gender Matters." As a result, he said, schools are not helping students reach their potential. "We are unintentionally pushing girls out of computer science, and pushing boys out of subjects" such as arts and languages. He contends that single-sex schooling can reverse the trend.
But many feminists and civil rights leaders cite a long history of separate and unequal education for girls, and argue that segregation will perpetuate damaging stereotypes. The American Civil Liberties Union and five Kentucky families with middle school students filed a lawsuit in May against the U.S. Department of Education and others alleging that the school's single-sex program violates federal anti-discrimination law and is unconstitutional......
Gender Seperation Gains Speed
The girls' tables were neat and tidy while the boys' tables were a debacle.
Trying to be attractive to the opposite sex and trying to navigate relationships with the opposite sex sucks up energy, and for many begins to become more important than the project of learning.
Separating the sexes will not solve all of the problems, but it will help.
I would like to see some test programs run and studied.
hawkeye10 wrote:I would like to see some test programs run and studied.
You could check out all the studies that have been made in Europe these last 60 years that lead to the opposite conclusions as yours.
These very same ideas are the kind of politicians like to release. Let's try this, even though it has been proved unsuccessful elsewhere.