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Argument: Single-sex schools have thrived historically

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  • Michael Gilbert. "Single-sex schools help children thrive". Christian Science Monitor. September 20, 2007 - Single-sex private schools have long thrived. Reports from educators who took early advantage of the new flexibility are mostly enthusiastic. Proponents point to experiments like those among fourth graders in a Florida elementary school where single-sex classroom students – girls as well as boys – achieved whopping increases in pass rates on statewide writing tests. Other promising experiments have taken place in many states, including Alabama, Louisiana, and New York, as well as Canada and Ireland. Boys and girls appear to thrive when spared the competition and social pressures in co-ed classrooms, and discipline problems clearly diminished.

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