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Single-sex schools - Yay or Nay?

ANGEL 2012/05/13 23:58:00
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Some believe that single-sex schools are more conducive to learning than a
co-educational school. Studies conducted have shown that boys gain more
academically from studying in co-education schools, but that girls find
segregated schools more conducive to achievement. Proponents of
single-sex schools maintain that, by removing the distractions of the
other sex, students learn more effectively and feel better about their
education.


Opponents maintain that co-educational schools better prepare
students for the real world, and do not attempt to segregate students
from the realities of adult life.


DO YOU SUPPORT THE IDEA OF SINGLE-SEX SCHOOLS?



NOTE: There are so many polls on SH that divide people, and I'm trying
to change the tide - creating polls that brings people together to
comment on a topic that is not dependent upon your religious, political
or sexual orientation. So regardless of whether you are involved in
Christianity, Atheism, Scientology, whether you are a democrat,
republican, libertarian, homosexual, bi-sexual, tri-sexual (lol), etc.,
you may find that you have more in common than you otherwise thought
possible.


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  • The Hopeless Writer Chick 2012/09/28 20:30:24
    No
    The Hopeless Writer Chick
    +1
    How about single-sex jobs too? Single-sex homes, single-sex activities, why don't we just split the country down the middle, give half to men, half to women, and meet up for perfunctory breeding purposes every now and then? Fathers can raise sons, mothers can raise daughters, and no man will ever have to tolerate the "distraction" of women or vice versa.
  • Anna 2012/05/23 23:51:37
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    Anna
    Personally, I'd go nuts in a single-sex school. And just because there are no boys doesn't mean girls won't still get distracted by them. I've several friends going to an all girls' school, and for some of them all I ever see hear them talk about or post on facebook is stuff about guys. The main difference is that they focus in on celebrities, and doesn't always have a good concept of what a "real" guy is.
    However a couple of the girls I know going to the all girls' school are thriving there. It really depends on the person. My recommendation to parents is to find what actually works best for your individual child, not just what you assume works best. Try out some things. Maybe send your kid to a single sex summer camp for a week. If they come back happy and fine give a single sex school a try, if they come back looking for blood, co-ed might be the better option.
  • das 2012/05/20 15:06:16
  • Catherine 2012/05/14 23:11:57
  • das Catherine 2012/05/20 15:08:11
  • Mamaknows 2012/05/14 22:07:11
    Yes
    Mamaknows
    If I were to putt my kids in school I would put them in all girls or all boys and would like the uniforms as well. It lets them focus on their education vs drama and clothes.
  • Little Miss Monster 2012/05/14 17:02:29
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    Little Miss Monster
    +1
    All my life, I went to co-ed schools--there was nothing wrong with it in my mind. I am now attending a women's Roman Catholic (not that I'm even a Christian) college and I kind of like it. I don't see anything wrong with either type; I do think that it is easier for me at a women's college since there are no distractions in class (e.g. usually male students distracting the teacher with inappropriate comments or side-conversation) but I never had a problem doing well in co-ed schools. I think it is a personal preference.
  • das Little ... 2012/05/20 15:10:13
  • Little ... das 2012/05/20 16:18:42
    Little Miss Monster
    No, not really.
  • Mark In Irvine 2012/05/14 06:45:38
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    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    my 5 siblings and i all attended single-sex high schools. we survived, more or less. i sent my kids to public co-ed schools.
  • sjalan 2012/05/14 05:02:23
    No
    sjalan
    +1
    Right and the bullies at those schools are just as bad as in co-ed schools maybe even worse, Why not ask Mitt Romney??

    As a victim of a single sex military accademy in the 2nd and 3rd grade I can tell ya, FIRST HAND they are NOT more conductive to anything let alone learning.
  • Arianne 2012/05/14 04:43:41
    No
    Arianne
    I've been to both a same-sex school and a co-ed school.

    In my experience I think that co-ed is better as it reflects the real world a lot more. I've also observed that there were more fights and general bit**yness in my same-sex school, and nearly everyone I've known that has gone to both a same-sex and a co-ed school say the same thing. Nearly.
  • Metaldane 2012/05/14 04:29:12
    No
    Metaldane
    I think it should be available but as mainstream no I went to one of those for awhile I hated it I prefer being friends with both genders also just because you take the other gender away doesn't mean they won't still be distracting probably even more so that's just life.
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2012/05/14 02:12:29
    No
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    Hell no. I would go crazy. Well.....even crazier than I already am. And I'd probably go full-on lesbian. So...no.
  • Sadisticon 2012/05/14 01:27:56
    Yes
    Sadisticon
    +1
    Holy shoot the distractions of a co-ed environment with people who can not control their hormones. The horror. The - freaking - horror!!!
  • Kaimeso 2012/05/14 01:14:05
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    Kaimeso
    Hmmm, probably a dream school for gays or lesbians,.. Oops, did I really say that?
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/05/14 00:36:51
    Yes
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    For private schools in some instances.
  • Sister Jean 2012/05/14 00:15:02
    Yes
    Sister Jean
    +2
    for some
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/05/14 00:07:25 (edited)
    Yes
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +3
    In ELEMENTARY and MIDDLE SCHOOLS, I went to the SAME SEX SCHOOLS.


    NOW, in my RECOLLECTION, IT WORKED BEST for ME.
  • darlene 2012/05/14 00:02:38
    Yes
    darlene
    +2
    Sounds like a plan. lol
  • LADY LI... darlene 2012/05/14 00:32:33
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +2
    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to DARLENE & ALL MOMMIES EVERYWHERE!

    & FRIENDS, GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

    HAPPY MOTHER S DAY HAPPY MOTHER S DAY HAPPY MOTHER S DAY
  • darlene LADY LI... 2012/05/14 00:34:58

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