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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 are you ready?


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Hotmama3

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 18, 2007
i ment he likes me

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Hotmama3

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 18, 2007
I love the boy that lives next door to me and i think he likes :
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Hollimer

23/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: March 18, 2007
lol jordanashley, i love your avatar. Lupin rocks so does Sn ape.
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jordanashley

105/Female
Loraine, TX
Posted On: March 15, 2007
oxosusanxox, Americans DON'T get to wear their own clothes to school. We have to wear uniforms, too.
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LiTtLe_EmO_pRi

107/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 15, 2007
OMG! it says "storys 4 kidz" then its showing this? just worng! AND GROSS!!! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ha ha I have 782 words left! man now 758 ok bye 747
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dollyangel1993

21/Female
Black Eagle, MT
Posted On: March 14, 2007
a school without guys WOW that would be really weird

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Deutsch_Ihr

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 13, 2007
it was like that before the 1960s...its not so weird
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siham

20/Female
Australia
Posted On: March 13, 2007
lol good article... well... i go to a coed school its ok... but most of the time i wish i went to an all girls school just because most of the boys at my school r such d!ck heads.... but yar on the other hand its good to socialize.... lol...
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mdat

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 13, 2007
I think these schools could be good, but if i didn't go to a coed school, i wouldn't know how to interact with males and i wouldn't have half the friends that i have now. I ujst don't see the reason for it, maybe i could see girls in one class, boys in another.. but not different schools.. i would HATE to have all the guys moved to another school.

MANDY
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Aerolyn

21/Female
South Park Villa, WA
Posted On: March 12, 2007
It would be interesting to have no boys in school.Most of the guys are I know are troublemakers and annoy me ALOT.No offense to other boys,but thats how it is in my school.I d probably do better in an all girls school but we gotta learn to interact.I go to school to learn,not to flirt.

K? I still wish the troublesome boys would grow up & actually think about their actions! They blame the teacher which gets on my nerves 'cuz the whole class has to suffer the complaining of the consequences of their actions. & I also wish some of them would stop thinking they're dominant!

Again,I'm only talking about the boys in my school.
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amisongirl_08

21/Female
Sandusky, OH
Posted On: March 12, 2007
it would be good for schools
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purplekaitlyn

19/Female
Lynnwood, WA
Posted On: March 12, 2007
wow...a skool without guys...interesting. You can't live with 'em sometime, but u can't live without 'em!

~KK
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EvanescenceLuv

104/Female
Oakland, CA
Posted On: March 11, 2007
i go to a privet coed school and i know the only reasong girls go to school is for boys! we would ttly not be as into cooperating with teachers if there where'nt boys to impress!
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 11, 2007
I go to a coed school and things go fine. I mean I guess and all girls school could be a nice experience, but I like things the way they are. And to jordanashley, no offense but most girls are pretty capable of squashing a bug themselves.

~Lily
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Leilani46

21/Female
Panama City Beac, FL
Posted On: March 11, 2007
boys are fun
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