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The Latest Argument Against Charter Schools

March 7th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Show Me Institute scholar Sarah Brodsky opines on the latest argument against charter schools, specifically single-sex charter schools.

I understand that meeting kids of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds at school could prepare kids for being good citizens. But do we need schools to introduce the sexes to each other in preparation for citizenship? Most kids have siblings, cousins, or neighbors of the opposite sex. They can meet others through extracurricular activities or family friends. The academic and social value of single-sex education is debatable. However, there’s no direct relationship between coed classrooms and democracy.

On second thought, maybe there is. I’m a better citizen when I’m surrounded by cute guys.

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