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Dear Allie Bohm,
While your argument against the idea of single-sex education in your article, “Single sex Schooling Will Not “Save” Minority Boys” has some valid points, it contains exaggerated information revolving around the schooling methods of single sex schools.
The examples you believed to be true in single sex schools was that the facilities teach their staff to “spank” and speak loudly to their students. There is no doubt that this information has been stretched and over-exaggerated. Furthermore, I don’t understand why you do not go into a greater depth of the goal behind single-sex education because single-sex schools want the best for their students’ education.
Single-sex education is completely voluntary, that means students are not forced to be in the facility because they and their parents know that the school will help their students focus on their studies.
Therefore, the information you provided may have had some truth behind it, but you seem to have exaggerated the information. Single-sex schools may separate children based on their gender, but in the end they are given the same course materials and information as other students, so there isn't any “special treatment” involved.
Freshman, University of Illinois
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