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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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CammoCat

23/Female
Silt, CO
Posted On: March 10, 2007
i couldn't care less last sammester but then the boy of my dreams asked me out so as the saying goes cant live with em cant live with out em
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Xiaolin_Showdo

21/Female
AZ
Posted On: March 10, 2007
I'd hate not having boys at school.
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scropiodragon7

26/Female
Dobson, NC
Posted On: March 10, 2007
I really don't see the point it. Some of my friends are boys and nothing makes me happier than partnering up with my crush. I think that science still has a long way to go to make me think I would've been better off going to an all girls school. We need to know the long term effects first.
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ANGEL_BABIEE__

21/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 10, 2007
Omg a would ha8 dat it would be so borin ther would b no point on going to skul mahn!

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Rhiannon100

107/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 10, 2007
RHIANNON: i wanted to go to a girls school but i failed the exam u have to pass to get in so i go to a mixed school but i really want to be in an all-girls school.
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nomay_sil

26/Female
Kerrville, TX
Posted On: March 10, 2007
having boys at school are a distraction BIG TIME!
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forever_cute12

107/Female
Fayetteville, TN
Posted On: March 10, 2007
Well,the truth is sometimes I wish it was an all girl school.But then I would miss my friend Dylan....
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virtugirl333

23/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: March 10, 2007
The can't take away boys! I'd woldn't be able to see my guy frends!
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PudnMud

17/Female
Kannapolis, NC
Posted On: March 10, 2007
I would love not haveing boys in my school
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RKD

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 10, 2007
i think it would be weird not to have boys in my school
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xKiMBERLYx3

18/Female
Deer Park, NY
Posted On: March 9, 2007
Well this was interesting,But I think It seriousley

doesn't matter. Reason why is because I get along with the guys and the gals!lol , But thats just my opinion , The other opinions on this article was interesting too.

Kirsten
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sexy_doll_chic

23/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: March 9, 2007
I don't like the idea of a "single sex school"
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Spongey63

21/Female
Posted On: March 9, 2007
I've always been in a coed school. I'm bi and stuff so yeah I don't care what kind of school I go to... At first I thought the idea of a one-gender school was silly, but now reading this article made me think, and I like the idea of going to one... Not that coed schools arent good, too...
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: March 9, 2007
All girls school would be cool in a way. Some boys are idiots in my school. Actually, the difference in boy/ girl brains makes sense to me. Except that time limit part.
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suicidal_angel

20/Female
Posted On: March 9, 2007
great article. both types of schools are a good idea for different people. i prefer coed,however.
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