Single-sex classes are proving popular in some schools, reports the Palm Beach Post, which writes about a local middle school that separates the sexes for academics.
All of the seventh-grade girls in the program last year said they accomplished more when they were surrounded by other girls. Ninety-four percent of all girls said they felt more comfortable participating when they were in girls-only classes.
Although boys were less enthusiastic about the separation, about three-fourths said their grades were better.
Girls seem to do better without the boys, but boys are even rowdier without the girls. I’m not sure boys benefit, especially if they’re taught by teachers using the same old techniques.