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Single Sex education is a beneficial way to go through school

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Started: 1/13/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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john.osborne

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For years, single sex education was not a regular thing, The government of some states declared single sex education unconstitutional. But now, single sex is and old approach gaining new momentum. recently, in the past 10 years or so, Single Sex education (especially private schools) has started to become popular. Like many, I am a student at a Single sex private school. Single sex has many benefits that Coeducation doesn't. For example, you can learn without being distracted by those of the opposite gender. When learning with a student who is a different gender than you are, you may be distracted by flirting. Single sex education has some good advantages for the following reasons. For one, males tend to learn better and do better in a typically cooler classroom environment while females learn better and are at a better comfort level in a generally warmer classroom environment. Students can focus better on school work when they are separated by gender and they can try lots of new things. For example, it is known that sciences and math are generally things boys excel in while drama club and poetry are generally for females and in coed high school, people can be judged for joining one of these clubs. Thus, single sex school is a good place to feel comfortable around the people you are with and to also feel comfortable as a male in the drama club and as a female on the math or debate team.
nzungo

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While it may be a well-recognized reality that youth, particularly in their teen years, face many distractions while interacting with members of the opposite sex, this cannot serve as a justification for stripping them of the opportunity to learn how to properly interact with the opposite sex. Education is just as much about learning how to get along with others, work in a group, and interact with different people as it is about learning facts and figures. If students don't have the opportunity to work and learn alongside members of the opposite sex, how will they be able to do so once they enter college or the workforce? I submit that this would induce a serious handicap on students who attend single-sex schools.

In regards to the temperature argument:
This is an unfortunate and potentially uncomfortable difference between the genders. However, we need to recognize that conditions will not always be absolutely perfect for every individual, certainly not when it comes to such an inconsequential problem. This is an issue that is easily remedied by students wearing clothing that is best suited to their personal preferences.

In regards to the argument concerning extracurricular activities:
This has historically been a cultural issue in the United States, but the crux of this issue has long been that society and culture as a whole recognize certain activities to be male appropriate and others to be female appropriate. Males don't get involved in poetry and females on the debate team, not because of the gender make-up of those activities at their schools, but because of cultural beliefs learned at home by the student. Even if single-sex schools would help with this issue, it wouldn't be only way of remedying the issue and it wouldn't be worth the lost opportunities for boys and girls to learn how to interact with each other. We have seen that as equality has been better recognized, the gender discrepancies in these activities has been significantly reduced.
Debate Round No. 1
john.osborne

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Debate Round No. 2
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