Public Schools Vs. Sex Schools

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Public Schools v. Single- Sex Schools

Did you ever think about the people that your children are surrounded by throughout the school day? If they are bullied, left alone or fit in? Did you ever consider putting them in a different school? Education is very important. Some of the reasons education is important are quite simple. Education is to better a person 's self knowledge needed later in life. We start education at such a young age because children have a different level of common knowledge. Students learn at different paces. Some children are smart when they are little and they know how to say their ABC’s, know how to add and subtract and know how to write their name. Other children struggle with even knowing how to hold
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One of the main reasons children should go to public schools is because they need to interact with different peers. During school, girls and boys were thought to be equal (Single, A). However, that was not always the case. Boys were cared for more than girls were, until Title IX stepped in. Title IX is the revision of a landmark 1970s law to make sure equal access to education for girls was given (Single, A) . After that law was passed in 1972, there were limiting single-sex schools and both genders were looked after equally (Single, A).
“The people on the feminist- leaning side of the debate see the conversation about a boys’ crisis as a strategy to advance the single-sex education agenda. I’m not sure that is correct. I don’t think the kind of data we have about boys’ and girls’ achievement tells us anything useful about single-sex education.” -Sara Mead (Lewin, B)
Studies show that boys learn better if they are with girls and learn to get along better if they are in the same class as them (Garner, E). They also show that boys and girls with the same backgrounds have similar academic success (Lewin, B). Dr. Leonard’s research has caught the attention of teachers’ leaders and education psychologists showing that boys who go to single-sex schools are less able to relate to the opposite sex than if they went to a mixed school (Garner, E).

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