Are Single Sex School benifitual
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A school's main priority is to educate students first, and then prepare them for later in life. Because education is measured academically, and that same sex schools improve academics, a same sex school is beneficial.
Single sex schools are beneficial:
Students can focus and improve more academically
-- Students are less likely to be in a relationship, and can focus on grades
-- Schools can focus curriculum and appeal to one gender
-- Girls have worry less about appearances and social pressures
-- Boys and Girls are regularly treated differently in co ed schools (http://www.nea.org...)
-- Students are not used to speaking with other gender
-- Less dating experience
What makes learning in a co ed environment distracting is social pressures, gender roles, and dating. Nothing more. Later in life, it will not effect someone's ability to work in a co ed workplace. There is nothing preventing it. The only negative effect would be socially. So really, our question is: Should schools focus more academically, or on social interactions?
Any school's primary goal is or should be academic learning. This is definitely most important for college, and getting a profession. So there is no reason for this not to be a priority. More so, developing social skills is the responsibility of the parent, and student, not the school.
--A 2007 study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health found very little difference between the male and female adolescent brain when it came to learning styles.
--Other girls will still pressure each other about clothes
--Boys and girls will be treated differently either way
There will still be social pressures and gender roles What about places where there isn't a lot to do where you will see the opposite sex unless you go somewhere like a pool and some people don't like to just go up and talk yo someone they don't know especially a guy and especially when they haven't talked to hardly any guys that they aren't related to
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Tie. Both forfeited, and such actions are rarely acceptable in any debate setting. Because of this, both losing conduct balances out to a tie for neither being awarded points in conduct. S & G - Pro. There were a few minor mistakes made by both debaters involved, but Con made a few more noticible mistakes including mispelled words, improper capitalization and missing punctuation. Because of this, Pro is awarded S & G points for less errors throughout the debate. Arguments - Pro. Although Con got the last word, the rebuttals presented were claims that required much more expansion and better sourcing for further validation. Pro made the same error for the most part by also making claims that lacked many sources when sources were really needed. Based on the structure of the arguments though, and the fact that Pro built a case that was based on the importance of education in terms of curriculum outweighed social needs. Because of this, Pro wins Arg. Sources - Tie. Both had them.
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