Sunday, January 10, 2010

Same Sex Classes in Beloit Making Some Progress.

My gut says same gender classes might just work better for both boys and girls.
I remember how researchers cheered on Title IX and the Women's Educational Equity Act for its accomplishments since 1965, but worried the boys were not getting the same attention. Now groups are worried that single-sex classes will increase sex discrimination in some way, or introduce negative stereotypes about girls and boys. A few states have been experimenting with the idea, like South Carolina, Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin. The results are now in, from Beloit, Wis., as reported by WPT's Here and Now:

According to the programs description:

Sam Carter, principal of Robinson Elementary School in Beloit, offers insight into his school's program which separates classrooms by gender as the program sees expansion after showing improved test scores.

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