Benefits Of Same Sex Education Essay

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Benefits of Same-Sex Education
Until the late 19th century, education in the United States was single-sex education. Coeducation gradually entered the American educational landscape in the late 1800s (Bureau of Education, 1883) and since that time, single-sex education mainly has been confined to private and denominational (mostly Catholic) schools. Beginning in 2002, after the No Child Left Behind Act was passed, single-sex education has been growing in popularity. According to the National Association for Single Sex Public Education, the United States has over 95 single-sex public schools and more than 445 public coed schools offer single-sex classrooms (Novotney, Amy). With the popularity on the rise, many questions have been asked as to whether this divide in the classroom is academically ailling to a child’s learning or if it is not. By examining the successes of single-sex classrooms, school districts and parent’s can more fully understand that single-sex classes can implement changes to enhance school students learning abilities. Some coeducation advocates agree that there are at least a few miniscule physiological differences in male and female brains, but they also say there is a lack of evidence that these differences in the brain are important to learning at a personal level. However, there has been abounding evidence to prove that the differences in female and males brains are quite different and it does have an impact on individual learning, especially for…

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