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Same Sex Schools
Like all things school, teachers can't ever seem to make up their minds. First it was testing and now its boys. Do we need them in school? A lot of teachers, administrators, and politicians are starting to think that schools with all boys or all girls are better than the coed ones most kids attend. There are lots of reasons for and against single sex schools, and nobody seems to be winning the fight. More and more schools are making the switch, but it's still up for debate if it's really working or not.

The Reasoning

The rationale behind single sex schools actually has little or nothing to do with socializing or dating. It has more to do with the way the brain works. Girl brains are totally different than boy brains. While this may seem like common sense to us, scientists are apparently just now proving it. Boys see and hear worse than girls do and girls have a connection between the expression and emotional parts of their brain. We know what we are feeling and why. Boys don't. (And doesn't that explain a lot.)

Since we have different brains than the Y-chromosome half of the room, we like to learn differently. Girls can sit in a group, visit and get work done. Boys can't. They either work or they visit. They can't do both. Boys are also more competitive than girls. If a teacher gives you a time limit it might stress you out and make you do worse than if you were able to take your time. Boys actually do better with a time limit. Weird, I know.

The Resistance

The number one resistance of this plan, at a high level, is that boys and girls won't be able to socialize enough. Learning to work with people of the opposite sex is a crucial life skill since almost every job involves dealing with members of the opposite sex, not to mention almost every romantic relationship. Some teachers dislike the idea because a classroom full of wild boys or catty girls doesn't interest them or terrifies them. Other politicians resist because they feel single sex classrooms are too similar to the pattern of "Separate but Equal" African Americans lived with for centuries. (Although who would be favored is yet to be determined.)

Same Sex Schools

And the Kids?

It's a toss up as to what kids think about the situation. Those girls or boys who already attend classes in an all-girl or all-boy school love it, hate it, or don't really care. The same can be said for those in a coed classroom. A lot has to do with personality and preferences. It has been shown though, in a majority of cases that grades and test scores go up without members of the opposite sex around.

Teachers are able to treat and teach girls the way they learn best, and likewise for the boys. Many students respond to this, but for others, having to do without someone interesting to look at during class makes them cringe. Unfortunately, kids get little say in this sort of thing, and single sex schools or classrooms may be coming to your school as soon as next year Ė are you ready?


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jojopanda213

106/Female
Sacramento, CA
Posted On: February 21, 2010
Wow
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BeckiBubblegum

104/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 12, 2008
i go to an all girls school,but i still get distracted by boys
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LancasterPrinc

25/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: July 31, 2008
I would LOVE to go to an all girls school!

And for all you girls saying you'd die/kill yourself over going to an all girls school because there'd be no boys:

Have you EVER heard of looking for a boyfriend outside school?! DUH! -_-

I was homeschooled at one point and LOVED it, no boys or girls to bug me, lol. But given the choice between co-ed and just girls, I would rather be with the girls. I get along better with boys, but only outside school. Inside school they're pigs
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tootoorooroo

19/Female
Hanford, CA
Posted On: July 26, 2008
I would welcome an all girls school but not a boarding school I would miss my momma!!!!But I hate having to deal with the one track minded boys at my school!!!
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Lovegoonie

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: May 28, 2008
OK you have 2 bad words in here:

Sex and toss
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Jack209

29/Male
India
Posted On: May 9, 2008
This debate will never end and everyone will have his/her own idea over this topic. There are many consequences of co-ed schools as well as same sex schools.
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TheElin_

21/Female
Sweden
Posted On: April 22, 2008
If my parents tried to send me to a singe sex school, I would probably kill myself!
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The_Aquanator

20/Female
Japan
Posted On: January 6, 2008
wow... I WANT to go to an all girls boarding school! Sounds like fun! (At least it's better then being stuck at home all day. Why am I stuck at home all day? I'm Homeschooled. It sux.)
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SerenaMasked13

21/Female
Downers Grove, IL
Posted On: January 4, 2008
mj480: Hiya! (I'm speaking up, though I don't think it matters all that much).

Mrs_11: Wow, do you sound childish. What are you, eleven? You apparently need a reality check: people don't turn into a homosexual by being around people of their own gender, nor are they turned into a homosexual by being around people of their opposite gender. And you really should practice tolerance or else karma can be cruel.

louisianaladyb: You go girl!

Psh. I would totally be happier in an all girls school. I'm much more comfortable around chicks, because most guys annoy me. Hm, I guess the choice revolves around what gender you are more comfortable with.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: September 23, 2007
I FEEL BAD 4 U QUEEN....DO UR PARENTS MAKE U GO TO AN ALL GURLZ SCHOOL??
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QueenOxoCube

106/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: September 21, 2007
I go to an all girls school and it really isn't working for me. I hate group work and time limits, I just want to get the job done and socialise with who I used to socialise with most. Boys. But now I am very paranoid around boys, so girls school has completely ruined my confidence. there is A LOT of bullying. My confidence is on a scale of one to ten on a very shaky two and a half. The only time I am ever happy at school is when I am acting, writing for English and doing art. Or in the lunch room being completely sick mided and mad.
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Screamsx3

95/Female
Romania
Posted On: August 30, 2007
So basically,if your a girl you need to be all girly and hangout with girls. And if your a guy,you need to play sports and be boyish and hangout with guys. Ohh,I see now. F--- the media.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 24, 2007
WAT R U TALKIN ABOUT, BOYFRIENDS R THE BEST A GURL COULD EVER HAVE, DURIN THE SUMMER I WAS DYIN 4 A BF,I COULD NOT LIVE W/O BOYZ. AND NOW I HAVE 1!!
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laurenleah

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: August 24, 2007
I love my school, and it's an all girls school. I used to go to a Coed one, but i like the AG one better. There are no boys to bother you or try to pull up your skirt.

(((A couple boys in my school last year kept trying to pull girls skirts up. Very weird)))

Besides, what is so important about boy friends? All my friends last year didn't want to go to an all girl's school 'cause they'd never get a Boyfriend. Seriously, boy friends are SOOOOOOOOOOO overrated.
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maryharruna

35/Female
Atlanta, GA
Posted On: August 2, 2007
JUS FOR U GUYS TO NO THIS MY SIS PROFILE IM NOT 9 IM 14
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