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Sep 10, 2012

Should Boys and Girls Be Taught in Separate Classes?

Sixth-grade girls at Hardeeville Ridgeland Middle School in South Carolina may notice something missing from their classroom this year—boys! Their school is one of about 500 public schools in the U.S. that now offer all-boy and all-girl classrooms.

Supporters say separating girls and boys helps keep kids focused. They also argue that it cuts down on distractions and teasing in class.  

But dozens of schools are being sued to stop them from separating boys and girls. Opponents of the idea say girls and boys benefit from sharing ideas, and that coed classes prepare kids to work together in the real world.

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

TEACHERS: Vote as a class!
Boys
 
Girls

YES

NO

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