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Single-Sex Education for Girls – Does it Work?

In September, Science magazine published an article, The Pseudoscience of Single-Sex Schooling that concluded, “there is no well-designed research showing that single-sex (SS) education improves students’ academic performance, but there is evidence that sex segregation increases gender stereotyping and legitimizes institutional sexism.”

Primarily concerned with the proliferation of single-sex charter schools using public funds in the New York City school district, the authors, all founders and uncompensated board members of the nonprofit American Council for Co-Educational Schooling, take aim at girls schools across the board.

Elizabeth English, Head of School at The Archer School for Girls, will address the question, “Is Single-Sex Education Better for Girls?” on Monday, December 12 in a luncheon speech at the Ebell of Los Angeles.  Not surprisingly English is firmly convinced girls thrive in an all-girls environment because of her first hand experience as an educator as well as numerous other studies and statistics that prove girls do in fact fair better in school and over the course of their lifetime.

The Ebell Club, founded by women for women in 1894, a time when most were denied access to education, invited Ms. English to talk about this important issue for parents with girls. The public is invited. Please contact the Ebell to make reservations. Lunch is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Or click here to make reservations online.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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