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.
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?