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Single-sex education in PUBLIC schools K and N TTC since Nov 2012; 2 kids; Denver City, Texas 1890 posts
12th Jun '13

http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/defining-your-ideal/1139-single-sex-education-the-pros-and-cons.gs?page=all



We all know that many private schools offer single-sex education.
There are many "Boys' Schools" and "Girls' Schools" around the world.
What do you think about public schools offering the same type of learning environment?



My interest in this is that I am footing the bill for my step daughter to attend private school next year because she is not thriving in public schools at all. (I'm hoping the smaller classrooms will be better for her). After doing some research I'm wondering if a single-sex classroom could benefit her at all.
I have enrolled her already in a co-ed private school, but if single-sex classrooms were offered in public schools, maybe that could help a lot of struggling children who don't have the option to attend private school??



What do you think?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
12th Jun '13

I don't really have an opinion in this.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
12th Jun '13

I would not send my daughter to a single-sex school. Girls can be mean. Really, really mean. Most of my friends in school were boys, because the girls bullied each other so much. I can't imagine how much more drama there would be in a school/class of JUST girls. It isn't for us.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
12th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting drunk faith1:</b>" I would not send my daughter to a single-sex school. Girls can be mean. Really, really mean. Most of ... [snip!] ... each other so much. I can't imagine how much more drama there would be in a school/class of JUST girls. It isn't for us."</blockquote>




Ain't that the truth lol!!



Lyl always has guy friends.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
12th Jun '13

Idk. I can see both sides of that argument.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
12th Jun '13

I don't see how it could help. Each child is an individual with their own needs and learning styles, what would it change?

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104947 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting drunk faith1:" I would not send my daughter to a single-sex school. Girls can be mean. Really, really mean. Most of ... [snip!] ... each other so much. I can't imagine how much more drama there would be in a school/class of JUST girls. It isn't for us."


:!: And besides, I know how girls act when they go to an all girls school. The second they see boys, it's over. so no thanks. How about, if the child is having problems in a class, you either halp the child study, or you get a tutor

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11973 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting drunk faith1:" I would not send my daughter to a single-sex school. Girls can be mean. Really, really mean. Most of ... [snip!] ... each other so much. I can't imagine how much more drama there would be in a school/class of JUST girls. It isn't for us."


Boys can be just as mean. My husband was bullied by other boys. I don't think what genitals you have determine if you are bullied or not.



As for OP I don't think that just because it's an all girl or boy school they don't have troubles. In fact it could make them socially awkward with communicating with the opposite sex. What exactly are your concerns with your child being in school with the opposite sex?

☮Hippie Jesus☮ 2 kids; West Virginia 10560 posts
12th Jun '13

I wouldn't send my kids to a single-sex school... It only helps create more of a divide between the sexes. I want my kids to have friends of both sexes. If there is a problem, I'll be exhausting every option possible before switching schools and even then, I still wouldn't switch to a single-sex school.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
12th Jun '13

I wouldn't want to go to a school with just girls. Total bitches feeding off each other. The reason kids struggle in school isn't because the opposite sex is there distracting them. There is probably more to it but I didn't read the article.

TrixieGirl Due July 4; 1 child; Maryland 1175 posts
12th Jun '13

No thank you. I dont want segregation of any type in a school that my tax dollars pay for.

K and N TTC since Nov 2012; 2 kids; Denver City, Texas 1890 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting drunk faith1:" I would not send my daughter to a single-sex school. Girls can be mean. Really, really mean. Most of ... [snip!] ... each other so much. I can't imagine how much more drama there would be in a school/class of JUST girls. It isn't for us."


This is the whole debatable point for me. I was the same way once I reached high school, even middle school, really.
My friends were mostly boys... but when it comes to receiving the best education (social life aside-which I do know that's important,too) I think it might be a good idea. In the article it mentions how there are little tweaks you can make to the environment itself that will be tailored to girls only, or boys only- and it has been proven that these little tweaks actually make a difference in the child's ability to learn. Kinda makes sense.



At the same time there is the social aspect- and really there should be a good balance between education and socialization to make school a positive experience.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122506 posts
12th Jun '13

It doesnt sound like a good idea to me

K and N TTC since Nov 2012; 2 kids; Denver City, Texas 1890 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting Lady GooGoo
K and N TTC since Nov 2012; 2 kids; Denver City, Texas 1890 posts
12th Jun '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" :!: And besides, I know how girls act when they go to an all girls school. The second they see boys, ... [snip!] ... over. so no thanks. How about, if the child is having problems in a class, you either halp the child study, or you get a tutor"


And if/when that doesn't work... you research and figure out what other options you have... such as smaller classrooms with more one on one time, and possibly sex tailored education. I'm willing to try anything.