October 17, 2011
Single-Sex School Ban: Science or Activism?
Christina Sommers, USA Today
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."