October 17, 2011

Single-Sex School Ban: Science or Activism?

Christina Sommers, USA Today

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Does public single-sex education have a future in the USA?

Eight activist academics have just published an article in Science arguing that it should be banned. Claiming that there is "no well-designed research" proving that single-sex schools improve academic performance, they have urged the Department of Education to "heed the evidence" and prohibit "sex-segregated classrooms" in public schools. Single-sex education, they say, "increases gender stereotyping and legitimizes institutional sexism."

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