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Single-gender Classrooms would improve the quality of education in America

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Started: 3/31/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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somebody4547

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This debate follows the standard rules of parliamentary debating. http://www.apdaweb.org... for rules
1st round acceptance only.
2-4 are debate.
RiskTaker

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Parliamentary debating is done in real-time and requires a team of debaters so I honestly do not see how on Earth we can stick to it.

Nevertheless, I accept and am looking forward to this debate.

Best of luck.
Debate Round No. 1
somebody4547

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somebody4547 forfeited this round.
RiskTaker

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In the working world you have to interact with the opposite gender frequently. Thus, it would be detrimental to raise a child in an envrionment where the only 'work' they do is with those of thier own gender.
Debate Round No. 2
somebody4547

Pro

Thank you for accepting my challenge.
1: This would get rid of many distractions caused by the opposite gender. Girls and boys often want to impress someone of the other gender. With single gender classrooms, this problem wouldn't exist and students would be able to focus more on their classes. 89% of teens have or want a boyfriend/girlfriend. This leads to many distractions in classes and with single-gender classrooms, the quality of education in these high schools will improve. Without the distractions that exist in classrooms with both girls and boys, our students will be able to learn more efficiently, not only leading to better education but also a better future.

Also, girls and boys have different styles of learning.The two genders are extremely different--the thought processes are different, there are different expectations, etc--so because of this difference it will be more effective to have classrooms filled with either only girls or only boys. As a general observation, girls seem to excel more in languages, arts, and social science, while boys are more inclined towards mathematics and sciences (this is a GENERAL observation and most definitely does not apply to all people)Girls and boys will be veering off into their own paths as they embark on their journey of life. Because the destination of their paths are usually different, it is best to keep them separate so they can learn thoroughly and strictly what they will become.
RiskTaker

Con

Sexual desire is an extremely healthy part of the growing adolescent and adult human being. To not feel this would be detrimental to one's overall well-being and would lead to a severe under-population, two generations down the line.
(http://www.netdoctor.co.uk...)
(https://www.princeton.edu...)

If you are going to say that sexual tension is a distraction from study, then you might as well say that sexual desire in adults is a distraction from work. Some maniac bosses actually have fired workers for being too sexually appealing (http://abcnews.go.com...). This is not only ridiculous but down-ride offensive to the most natural of desires in human beings. The thing is you have to just get over it. Learning to get over these feelings from a young age and coping with them as a part of day-to-day life will help teenagers cope with 'horniness' at an adult age since they've already had experience at controlling these urges in a professional environment. boys will learn that impressing girls is not all that great if you're having to screw up your studies to do so, since women generally prefer guys with a decent job and education, and girls will soon learn that only a select few men are genuinely attracted sluts and whores in any emotional sense. Sexual maturity is a part of growing up, the sooner kids realise that the better they will cope with the flood of cleavage and suits that hit them in the work-place.

Whilst it's true that boys and girls have slightly different learning methods, what is also true is that the benefits are outweighed by the loss of real-world application that a single-gendered school is cursing its students with. Co-ed male students grow up to deal far better with women and are far less likely to be divorced by age 40 than children in single-genders schools.
(http://www.independent.co.uk...)
(http://www.telegraph.co.uk...)

I see no valid reason to separate the genders other than religous prejudice of women belonging in a certain role and men in another.
Debate Round No. 3
somebody4547

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RiskTaker

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Debate Round No. 4
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