Single-Sex Schools: Should they be abolished?
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Alas86 said:What. IDK how sarcastic you're being here, but if a parent was that worried they would home school their kids.
sootsprite said:You mean those overly protective, prudes that are terrorized by the thought that their precious child will *gasp* talk... to somebody of the opposite gender... and then fall in love and perhaps even k-k-k-k-kiss someone and stuff... oh boy the terror...
nd if parents want to send their kids there because of that then it's fine. they may not be fantastic but no need to abolish them.
or have I been brainwashed? :P
You obviously have been... but still I'm happy you finally did me the honour of participating in one of my polls. :P
- There's no rule that says students only date students from their school. Plenty of towns have multiple schools all less than a few minutes from each other.
- If you go to a co-ed school your parents can still be overprotective about dating. Sure you can see your boyfriend/girlfriend at school if it was co-ed but school isn't suppose to be some match-making place. You're suppose to study and learn there.
- Some people really do learn better when they aren't around the opposite gender. This doesn't prepare them for the real world - except that:
1) The real world is not like high school anyway.
2) Hormones make things worse for young adults; they'll get over that eventually.
3) Learning to have a social life outside of school is a good thing. Do you plan on hanging out with your co-workers all the time when you get older?
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Alas86 said:Well, if I was an over-protective parent I would do a good job it. Start young with putting a leash on them whenever we leave the house, monitor what they read/watch, put tracking devices in all their stuff... I mean if you're going to do something, might as well go all out.
adamantine said:I was totally and completely sarcastic obviously... but home schooling isn't as convenient as sending their kids off... and I suspect not as cheap either... though calling some private schools cheap with the prices they demand takes a lot of nerve... ;)
What. IDK how sarcastic you're being here, but if a parent was that worried they would home school their kids.
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I think people should get along with both genders when they're young, but it's not like people from a single-gender school are per say anti social. Loads of reasons to back up both :(. I would never go to an all mens school though. I just like it simple and be around with both, but that's what I'm used to I guess.
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adamantine said:thanks for pointing out the glaring retardation of American society... oh... another fun fact, 44% of americans think that jesus will come within the next 50 years to judge the living and the dead... think about that for a second...
DeusExMachina said:Not to mention people tend to hang out people of their own gender in school anyway. That or close cliques where gender doesn't matter because everyone in the group is the same anyway.
Attending a single-sex school doesn't mean one is banned from interactions with the opposite sex outside of school. (: So I don't think "learning to interact with the opposite sex" is a problem at all.
I prefer co-ed schools since the idea being trapped in a building with a bunch of females sounds like pure torture but that doesn't mean single-sex schools should be banned because of my own preference.
SpiralXWarrior said:It's not just the private schools that have issues. 16% [of Americans] believe public schools should teach creation only. So yeah. :|
I would rather have single sex schools than bull shit catholic schools that teach students "intellegent design and that the world is only 4000 years old that disease is gods wraith on your body and that the devil planted dinosaur bones to prove god wrong. Compared to that i have no problem with single sex schools
if its a religious reason to have single sex schools, then i must heave a heavy sigh at their ridiculousness, though i wont force them to have co-ed. as i stated, if its receiving government funding of any sort, co-ed should be a requirement, since everyone paid for it(tax money), its a school for everyone.
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I believe that single-sex schools are not really fine. When you're studying in school you're study not only the subjects, such as maths, biology and others, but how to behave yourself with others, how to communicate with them. In fact, school - is model of our future adult life, and irl we're facing not only with people of our sex.
Maybe it'll be efficient to make such a school, where some subjects will be studied in a single-sex classes and some in mixed one, ore where it will be possible for pupils to communicate during the breaks.
All in all, I'm against single-sex schools.