Single-Sex Education

aka Sex-Segregated Schools
ACLU Lens: National Scrutiny of Single-Sex Programs Based on Stereotypes

ACLU Lens: National Scrutiny of Single-Sex Programs Based on Stereotypes

By Robyn Shepherd, ACLU at 1:55pm

This week, the Associated Press reported on our “Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes” campaign challenging unlawful single-sex education programs around the country.

My Daughters Deserve To Be Taught More Than Stereotypes

By Jane Doe at 12:09pm

The following piece was written by a parent whose children attend Van Devender Middle School in Wood County, West Virginia. The ACLU and the ACLU of West Virginia sent a letter to the school in May demanding an end to an unlawful single-sex education…

Visiting Capitol Hill in Celebration of 40 Years of Title IX

Visiting Capitol Hill in Celebration of 40 Years of Title IX

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women's Rights Project & Amy L. Katz, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 3:02pm

Forty years ago, we would have been rarities, women lawyers. Congresswoman Gwen Moore would have been a greater rarity: an African American female member of the House of Representatives. Yesterday we were on Capitol Hill to celebrate the 40th anniversary…

Teach Kids Not Stereotypes

Teach Kids Not Stereotypes

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 10:23am

Today, we are sending demand letters to school districts in Florida, Maine, Virginia, West Virginia, Mississippi, and Alabama insisting that they take steps to end single-sex programs that rely on and promote archaic and harmful sex stereotypes, and…

The Young Women Who Taught Lane Tech a Lesson

The Young Women Who Taught Lane Tech a Lesson

In defiance of its male students, Chicago's Lane Technical High School decided to admit girls in 1971. The author was among the first class of freshman girls to enter that fall.

Single-Sex Education Will Not "Save" Minority Boys

By Allie Bohm, Advocacy & Policy Strategist, ACLU at 1:24pm

Imagine you’re a principal confronted with these facts: according to a 2010 report, the dropout rates for Black and Latino males are well above 50 percent in most cities, and Black and Latino males are less likely than any other demographic…

Madison School Board Rejects Sex Segregated School

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 10:13am

Early Tuesday morning in Wisconsin, the Madison School Board voted 5-2 against a proposal to start a charter school that would have segregated students on the basis of sex, relying on a model of “gender specific” instruction. …

Turning the Tide Against Unlawful Sex Segregation in Public Schools

By Mie Lewis, Women's Rights Project at 12:32pm

In recent years, the number of public schools segregating their students by sex has ballooned, despite mounting evidence that single-sex programs don’t improve academic performance and instead perpetuate sex stereotypes. But things are changing.…

Following ACLU Demands Pittsburgh Ditches Single-Sex School Plans

By Sara Rose, ACLU of Pennsylvania , ACLU of Pennsylvania & Sue Frietsche, Women's Law Project at 4:00pm

This week, the Pittsburgh Public School District agreed to drop sex-segregated classes at Westinghouse, a grades 6-12 public school, after the ACLU of Pennsylvania, the Women’s Law Project, and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project threatened…

Same Gender Education a Gimmick

By Ronald E. Jackson, Executive Director, Citizens for Better Schools at 11:30am

Here in Alabama and across the South, our public schools — and the children who attend them — are under continuous assault. Cuts in state funding, school closings and increases in school and class sizes are just some of the ways the quality…

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