Single Sex High Schools

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Single-Sex High Schools
Would Increase Educational Success
Deborah Sarmiento
Strayer University
Professor Sonja Sheffield
September 6, 2013

Our educational system is broken. It is struggling today not just because of the problems of undisciplined children, the pressure from legislators to raise test scores, the lack of funds, parents fears for their children’s safety, overwhelmed teachers; it is also struggling because we are graduating children that do not have the tools necessary to fill out an employment application.

Single-sex high schools
The single-sex format creates opportunities that do not exist in the coed classrooms. Single-sex education has been growing in popularity since the 2002 “No child
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Does single-sex schooling better build girls’ self-confidence and self-esteem?
Do the hormonal changes at puberty justify single-sex education?
Do you think adolescents are less socially distracted in single-sex schools?
Do you think single-sex education could prevent early sexual behavior and pregnancy?
Do you think girls learn better in all female math and science classes?
What about the “boy’s crisis”? Can’t single-sex schools help struggling boys?
Do you think girls and boys with certain personalities could benefit from single-sex education?
Do certain groups, such as children from low-income families, benefit more from single-sex education?
I was really impressed with the answers that I received on the survey. A majority of the parents surveyed wanted the option for single-sex education for their children. Some of the parent’s told me that they googled single-sex education and read the information on the subject. They liked the findings that they found and they want that option in their school district. My position on the topic is that teens should be taught in single-sex schools. Not just single-sex classrooms but in completely different schools. During the teen years their hormones are raging and the opposite sexes are attempting to attract and impress each other more than they are trying to learn. The evidence offered to support my claim/position is the research by Dr. Leonard Sax, a family physician turned author and founder


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