Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Boys Just Make a Mess of Things

An interesting new study says that single-sex schools are good for girls, but not as good for boys who do better in mixed classes. There hasn't been much scientific research in this area, so it is fascinating to see some hard data.

The question is, then, what to make of it? Obviously we can't send girls to girl-only schools and boys to mixed schools. It doesn't quite work out. An interesting compromise might be to have boys and girls on the same campus. In the morning they go to single-sex classes, but in the afternoon they go to classes together. I wonder how that might work out.

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