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Old 02-02-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Yes.

The positives of single-sex schools for girls are well documented. Girls are more likely to participate in class and less likely to dumb themselves down. They also assume all leadership roles on campus and benefit from being surrounded by strong female role models.

Plus, of course, there are no cute boys to distract them from learning.
Those same girls also go BUCK wild in college and when they are exposed to boys. COming from an all girl high school and going into college with some of these girls, i can say that it's a double edged sword. I don't know how dumbed down girls can be since on average they do better in school then males.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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No because the only places in the real world that segregate for sex is prison and private school. neither of which are very appealing.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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No because the only places in the real world that segregate for sex is prison and private school. neither of which are very appealing.

Ha! As I stated earlier in this thread, I hated the two all-girls schools I attended.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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No, I would not. It's unrealistic to put them into a one-sex world. I wanted them to learn to deal with every possible scenario that daily life would throw at them.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:21 AM
 
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i went to single sex catholic school i do not approve. First off in the REAL WORLD we have to work, socialize with all and when your in h.s. this is a imporant stage in our lives. our next step is dating and going to college and working and if you dont understand the opposite sex and spend your education in one sex school you are missing a lot about learning about the other sex.


I did not understand men very well after hs and it took many many yrs before i did, or even relate to them or understand men and dating.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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In my experience with single-sex schools, there's plenty of opportunities for boy/girl socializing. Generally speaking, if there's an all girl school in a city there will also be an all boys school as well. I know in Milwaukee there's an all boys school and an all girls school and those schools have homecoming together, girls go to the boy school's football game, they participate in plays/drama together, and pretty much know the kids from the opposite gender school very well, they're just not together during the school day.
This is what the catholic schools were like where I grew up too. Some of the situations described here are bizarre. As if they lock the kids up before and after school so they have no way of ever interacting with members of the opposite sex! My niece and nephew (siblings) went to grammar school with both sexes and then single sex high schools. They loved it, received great educations and then chose to go to 'mixed' colleges. They had plenty of interaction with the opposite sex during high school. Our son will be going to public school but I would not object to same sex school at all.

And adding men or boys to the mix WILL NOT make girls less catty!
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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My boss went to an all-girls school, and she speaks of it very highly. Her daughters now go to an all-girls school, and I know both of them are accomplished and doing well academically. I ordinarily wouldn't consider a same-sex school, but I respect her opinion very much. I believe her girls go to a parochial school, however, and I would not be inclined to send my kids to a religious school.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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BUT... too much on emphasis on boys'/ girls' attractions...in school today! Instead of learning, most girls and guys are worried about their next "hook up"! Just in today's paper, stories about the girls giving boys oral s*x in the stairwells at school! So it seems the kids are already girl/boy crazy! Years ago I would of never suggested a single-sex school but today, with so much focus and popularity status... And "this" being considered "IN"...I think single-sex education is needed! And classes to teach our kids respect towards ourselves and each other! Teens will be grateful years later...when they meet "THE One"!
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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BUT... too much on emphasis on boys'/ girls' attractions...in school today! Instead of learning, most girls and guys are worried about their next "hook up"! Just in today's paper, stories about the girls giving boys oral s*x in the stairwells at school! So it seems the kids are already girl/boy crazy! Years ago I would of never suggested a single-sex school but today, with so much focus and popularity status... And "this" being considered "IN"...I think single-sex education is needed! And classes to teach our kids respect towards ourselves and each other! Teens will be grateful years later...when they meet "THE One"!

The girls in the all girls schools I attended were obsessed with boys and every bit as sexually active as the kids in the co-ed school I went to.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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No, because they need to socialize, learn and adapt to both sexes not just one. When they get in the real world, it's required.
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