Does Single-Sex Education Work?

Andrew Sullivan —  Sep 30 2011 @ 8:23am

Not really:

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.

Kay Steiger is unsurprised:

I think a lot of the reasons we are inclined toward single-sex education in the first place has are rooted in our stereotypes about gender. You see single-sex education advocates throwing around generalizations like, “boys are good at X,” or “girls learn better by doing Y.”