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Mar 10, 2014

Should Boys and Girls Be Separated in School?

Boys and girls in many schools in Florida may soon be forced to go their separate ways. Lawmakers there have proposed a bill that would make one school in each district have all-boy and all-girl classrooms. The program would last two years. Officials would then evaluate whether it helped students and decide whether to continue it.

About 500 public schools in the U.S. already have at least some all-boy and all-girl classrooms. People who support separating boys and girls say it can help all kids feel more comfortable, and perform better, in class. They also argue that it cuts down on teasing.

But many people give the idea a failing grade. Critics point out that men and women aren’t separated in the real world, so why should kids be kept apart in school? They also say that coed classes help boys and girls learn to work together and understand each other better.

What do you think?


STUDENTS: What do you think?
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Are you a boy or a girl?
What state are you from?

TEACHERS: Vote as a class!
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