The ACLU files complaint against single gender schools in Tampa, will Jacksonville be next?

You know who loves single gender schools? Will Weatherford
and Cleve Warren, though if I asked the question, you know who dislikes public
schools, then I could have given you the same answer.
First you should know the facts. Single gender schools are
no silver bullet. Studies say results are mixed at best.
That hasn’t stopped Duval from going full speed ahead with
two charters and one public school embracing the concept next year.  

From the Tampa Times: The
organization, which launched a campaign called “Teach Kids Not
Stereotypes” in 2012, investigated other school districts in Florida, said
spokesman Baylor Johnson.

It chose Hillsborough for the
complaint because “the records we turned up in our investigation were so
egregious and showed widespread problems and violations of Title IX, we had to
act quickly.”

The complaint says Hillsborough
paid about $100,000, much of it from federal sources, to outside consultants to
help design the single-gender programs.

“What’s especially
problematic is when these sex-segregated environments are based on junk science
or discredited stereotypes about how kids learn,” Johnson said.

“When that’s the case we’re
denying all students, not just girls but also boys, the opportunity for a fair
education that treats them as individual students rather than simply based on
their gender.”

It seems like they have some pretty legitimate concerns
I have some concerns too and it’s not so much about the
single gender issue. You see I believe districts should experiment to see what works
best, my concern is we seem to be going from zero to sixty, when zero to ten is
more appropriate, the evidence does not support more.  

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