There’s an interesting debate going on regarding the efficacy of single-sex education on the Wall Street Journal’s “The Juggle” (basically, a juggling-family-and-work blog). The impetus for the discussion comes from the decision of Georgia’s Greene County School Board to introduce single-sex academies–a decision that has brought them some criticism, but which I defended in an earlier entry. It is true that I believe that single-sex programs must be introduced with more in mind than simply separating the sexes and hoping that will solve all the problems. A truly effective single-sex program must include an awareness of boys and girls learning and developmental differences. But I do think that such a bold and inventive solution might do a lot to help struggling students in troubled schools.
As an aside, Boys and Schools is looking for a few good volunteers to help with some internet research and data collection. We’re really working to create a resource database for parents in need and can use your help. If you (or someone you know) is interested,
Ok, please forgive me for the short post , but it’s a bit of a zoo here today. I do have some interesting stuff on board for tomorrow, so I’ll see y’all then.