Classrooms separated by sex?
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|Wed, 06-23-2010 - 2:59pm|
Thought this was an interesting article. I think I can see both sides of the argument. What are your thoughts on separating kids by sex?
The New Segregation Debate
Can educating girls and boys separately fix our public schools, or does it reinforce outmoded gender stereotypes?
If you thought charter schools and ending teacher tenure were controversial fixes for the American school system, see what happens you bring up the idea of educating boys and girls separately. With male academic achievement declining by almost every measure, and their scores possibly dragging down national averages, administrators are taking a fresh look at same-sex classrooms and the concept that boys and girls might do better when they’re apart. Why is it such a hot-button topic? Well, because it goes against 30 years of thinking, and smacks of “separate but equal” education.