Discussion in 'Current Events' started by abudabit, Oct 1, 2007.
What do you think? Good or bad? Would you put your kids in one?
I was sent to an all-male high school because I was a miscreant and needed to be Corrrrrrrrrrected!!!!!
Horrible, horrible idea. I was so awful with the ladies before I met my current girlfriend 2 years ago. It messed me up for years!
sounds great if you want your kid to either be gay or if you want your kid to have zero social skills with the other sex
As for the kid being gay - unless the kid was gay to begin with, he or she isn't going to be gay by attending a single sex school.
The kid will have zero social skills when it comes to dealing with the opposite sex. I went to an all girls high school and was totally fucked when it came to dealing with guys. I'm still awkward in social situations, especially if it's the first time I'm meeting the guy.
But it would be okay if girls came away with the idea of being superior, because it's not sexist in that case. While she and her whole organization are busy hypocritically nurturing and promoting woman's next inferiority complex, will somebody please kick this cunt in the box and then down a stairwell?
What about the queers?
I went to an all boys Catholic school for 2 years, it sucked so I finaly got my parents to transfer me.
The point they're trying to make is that in the 6th and 7th grade girls are pretty stupid when it comes to impressing boys. They're afraid to speak up in class for fear of looking like a brainiac geek & being ridiculed or looking like an ignoramus and being ridiculed. Therefore by putting them in a single sex school, they'll be able to reach their full potential without having to worry about impressing the cute boy who sits next to her in Algebra.
It's all bullshit as far as I'm concerned.
I would, especially with a daughter and if the schools in the area had a "diverse" racial makeup.
If anything, this gender separation should extend to workplaces, roadways, movies and the government.
And of course my trousers.
Perhaps separating them to cater to the different learning styles of boys and girls isn't a bad idea, considering how the entire teaching/learning process has been skewed over the last 20 years or so. The idea in the 70's and 80's was "girls are being left behind by this male-centric teaching process and the boys get preferential treatment." Thanks to the Gloria Allreds of the world, now it's the exact opposite... Girls are far outperforming boys in primary, middle and high school (continuing into college)... we're raising a generation of dopey boys.
Congrats on that one, dear school system. :clap:
Just a little clip from a Newsweek article of some months back:
The whole article can be found here:
While I'll admit that being in an all-male military academy for the later part of Highschool and part of college did stunt my social growth, it IMMENSELY helped my academic career. I was getting a 2.3 in public school, but my first semester at Valley Forge, I hit a 3.6.
So the question to me is, which is more important? The social skills development, or the academic development?
Of all the states of the Confederacy, why did we take South Carolina back?
I agree. And I think that kind of giggling - for being smart or asking a silly question - helps with their social skills, too. And shy kids are going to be shy. Being smart or stupid has nothing to do with it.
I'm going to go with social skills by a small margin. Someone with a 4.0 GPA might suck at interviewing, especially if the boss is of the opposite gender and still not get the job. Oh, and the book smart geek might not have the social skills to become a great manager. And I know we're talking 4th & 5th graders here, but I think the idea is if they get a good foundation they'll do better for the rest of their time in school.