Single Sex Education in Public Schools

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Single Sex Education is the new trend of the future. It is the new best thing for both boys and girls and in the last few years there has been a major increase in interest in single sex education schools. Boys' and girls' brains are set up differently so they should be taught differently in different environments. Single sex education is when there is either one whole school set up for only boys or only girls or it could be a classroom for only boys or girls. One issue is whether or not building public schools for just boys or just girls is unconstitutional. Does it violate Title IX? Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program receiving federal funds (National Association of State Boards of Education).

March 3rd, 2004, the United States Department of Education published new regulations about single sec education in public schools.

They will have to offer "substantially equal courses, services, and facilities, at other schools within the same school district but those other schools can be single sex or coded (Leonard Sax). As long as there is a school for each gender to go to whether is it coed or single sex it does not violate Title IX.

Sex differences in the brain begin in the womb. These sex hormones, transformed by aromatase enzymes within the brain, bind to brain tissue and begin to transform it. Between 18 and 26 weeks gestation, the developing brain is permanently and irreversibly transformed. When a woman is 26 weeks

pregnant, you can distinguish a female brain from a male brain (Leonard Sax). Once those changes have occurred they are permanent. Nothing can change

them even after you are out of the womb. Not even an...