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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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jordanashley

105/Female
Loraine, TX
Posted On: March 11, 2007
I would hate it if I went to an all girl school. We need boys for many things. For exampe: What if there's a really big bug in the classroom? Yeah, a boy can kill it. WRONG! There are no boys in the entire school! Now you have to spend class with a big bug flying/crawling around. Another example: What if someone has something really heavy to carry? Yeah, we can just get a boy to help. Oh wait, there are no boys! Sure we can get a girl. But wait, she can't carry it. Why not go to a girl AND boy school and get two boys instead of six girls to help?
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PattyBlack

24/Female
Mexico
Posted On: March 11, 2007
Isnt too bad going with boys to the school..sometimes they are very funny
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Trizza

19/Female
Norway
Posted On: March 11, 2007
I really wouldn't care if I had to go at a Single sex School. Even though i hang more out with boys than girls i think i could handle it

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xx_sophie_xx

23/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 11, 2007
LIKE OMG!

I go to a coed school and its private

All the girls in my school flirt with the guys and its SOOOOO annoying. Im BF with these guys, Richard, George and Callum, and all by girl besties keep saying I fancie them when- YUCK - I'd hate to! Anyway I'd hate to go to a all girl school, i mean guys can be your besties too! I think hollister101 is totally right..... but up town coz im english and we like dont have malls here . All girl schools are really bad coz my cuz goes to one and they dont do games or pe..... they do laps of the field. Talking of that my schools really bad coz a Were not allowed to wear trousers to school we have to were ugly skirts with our uniform and b we're not allowed to do full contact rugby coz were GIRLS! The boys are so why cant we? Girls are more agile from BIRTH! Men say they're stronger..... they just think theyre stronger and it REALLY annoys me! Girls have just as many rights as men AND they're prettier. :ic
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sillywittlethi

19/Female
Columbia, SC
Posted On: March 11, 2007
boy friends are cool but I well never do it with them :icon55 9:
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Lia3220

23/Female
Japan
Posted On: March 11, 2007
I go to a mixed public school and thinking of having to go to an all girl shcool would be pretty wierd. I would miss guys!T_TOkay so not really, but I would probably be able to meet more girls with the same personalities at an all girl school.
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shy_girl_9

34/Female
Castleton, IN
Posted On: March 11, 2007
I went to an all girls public school (note the public) and I loved it, but when I got into highschool and went to a mixed school I noticed it was easier for me to get along with boys because I was not embarassed from a past crush. The first boy I talked to is now my husband! So it's not that bad.

Colleen
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jenni3000

24/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 11, 2007
here girls we dont need boys to live boys need us to live!
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swobby

22/Female
Australia
Posted On: March 11, 2007
its not that bad , actually a lot of girls in my city go to the same all girls school, and it is great , but i might be saying that because i still get to spend a lot of time with guys , because i play soccer , one of my best mates is at soccer and he is a guy, and i have a boyfriend and stuff , so you dont have to go to a co-ed school to meet guys

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ilovemycoke

106/Female
Groom Creek, AZ
Posted On: March 11, 2007
okay this article is so interesting!!! I'm very interested in the way boys and girls work better, and it's so interesting to finaly understand some of the stereotypes of girls and boys. I really love the part where you discussed the better ways boys and girls learn. I really am glad I read this article, because now I know why boys are so 'tough' all the time and the girls are supposedly emmotional. Not all boys and girls are the same, but that still interests me deeply. One thing though. It seems kinda like you were sabbotaching the guys a little. But still awesome article! I fell in love with it!
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hollister101

21/Female
Cordova, TN
Posted On: March 10, 2007
i was looking at some of the comments posted here, and it sounds like a bunch of people only go to school for boys so they can flirt. i mean yea i flirt alot but itz not the only reason i go to school. if it was then i'd just go to the mall. in some ways boys can be a good thing to have around. i get along with boys alot better than girls but guys arent why i go 2 school. i go to school so i can get an education and so i dont have to work at mcdonalds or be a waitress the rest of my life. for those of u who only go to school for boys then u DO need to go to an all girls school
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kutekelsey

20/Female
Athens, OH
Posted On: March 10, 2007
well i couldn't live if i had to go to an all girls school...it'd suck like well yeah...i just don't get it though us girls do alot because of the boys..i don't understand...are they saying us girls work better with no boys around and if that is then what about the rest of the stuff boys do to our heads.Some of us don't eat...how they gunna fix that kinda problem? i honestly think that is ridiculous.How are you even suppose to find out about boys? or how are us girls suppose to show that we like them or the guys do that?!I couldn't do it no way...sorry i guess i was thinking like a preppy girl
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brebre96

24/Female
Nipomo, CA
Posted On: March 10, 2007
I mean, seriously. I like the idea of non-coed classrooms, but girls need boys to socialize!
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MermaidGem76

17/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: March 10, 2007
*can
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MermaidGem76

17/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: March 10, 2007
Hmmmmm..............all single sex schools can't disconnect girls from boys.So it's better for normal school
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