Single-Sex Education

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Only ten schools nationwide dare limit their classes to just boys or just girls, largely because of hard-won requirements for gender equality. But in January, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, a conservative Republican, authored an amendment providing for single-sex education in public schools. Despite the opposition of many feminists, the amendment passed and the Bush Administration began drawing up guidelines. Will the plan create an opportunity for better learning or deal a blow to gender equality? We consider this experiment in education with experts in the Department of Education, the New York Civil Liberties Union, and a Seattle principal who administers one of the few schools in the US to offer single-sex classes.
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Title IX: Sex Discrimination

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New York Civil Liberties Union

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US Department of Education

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