Boys And Girls Together Taught Separately In Public School By Jennifer Nisana Summary

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Jennifer Medina, in her article “Boys and Girls Together, Taught Separately in Public School” presents the positive and negative aspects that single-sex classes, students of one gender will be in a class together, have at Public School 140. According to the National Association for Single-Sex Public Education, Public School 140, which started as an experiment in 2008, was among 445 widespread schools that were examining the effects of separation students depend on their gender. Some critics of single-sex classrooms argue that single-sex education is risky because it does not improve the test scores for some grades such as fifth grade and it might reinforce gender stereotypes. On the other hand, Jennifer Medina states the positive sides of the …show more content…
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851. Also, there are no advertisements on the article page. Additionally, the article was written by Jennifer Medina who is an education report at The New York Times. The author of the article, who is Jennifer Medina, received a bachelor 's degree in print journalism and political science from University of Southern California before she became an education reporter for The New York Times in June 2007. She started her journalism occupation with internships at Orange County Register and Reno Gazette Journal. Moreover, on the article’s page, there are four icons. One of them, is a comments icon, where readers share their thoughts on the article. Also, the readers can contact The New York Times newspapers by letters@nytimes.com or to send a message directly to the article author on …show more content…
Jennifer Medina supported her points of view by distinct types of evidence such as visual items, anecdotes, statistics and quotations. For example, she used anecdotes as a “hook” for the reader at the beginning of her article. Furthermore, the author put the picture of a math class at P.S. 140 in the Bronx in a large scale as visual item to support her points of view. She also used that photograph to bring an emotional reaction in the reader that was obvious when she labels the figure “students starting in the fifth grade are divided by gender.” Jennifer Medina did not make her own an empirical research , but she used some data and statistics from local sources such as National Association for Single-Sex Public Education to support the article. In addition, she quoted a lot of the teachers’ opinion about the single-sex classrooms, for example, “Before it was all about….” said Samell Little. On the other hand, she relies on the skillful use of language to convey her

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