Of Two Minds

March 2020
Mother Jones;Mar/Apr2020, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p50
The article discusses the concept and consequences of single-sex education. Topics explored include scientific theories about the different learning styles of boys and girls, the promotion of single-sex classrooms in some U.S. education policies such as the No Child Left Behind, the reported violation of a federal legislation which prohibits sex-based discrimination in education, and the opposition expressed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to programs of single-sex schools.


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