« Yet Another Major Report Ignoring Gender | Main | More on That Graduation Report »

Single-Gender Offerings Cut in S.C.

South Carolina is running the nation's biggest experiment in single-gender classes, and a recent survey confirms that those offerings are popular with parents.

Here's the report. And here's the press release.

And yet, the number of offerings has dropped from 214 to 125 over the past two years -- the result of slimmer school budgets, say educators there.

Still, this raises the question I've raised before: what's the backup plan?

Budget cuts aren't the only reason these program may disappear. Schools that only see satisfied parents -- but no academic gains -- will also be under pressure to cut the programs. If this is the best-and-only offering we have for dealing with the boy troubles, what happens if these programs start to disappear?

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login |  Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Advertisement

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

Technorati

Technorati search

» Blogs that link here