The U.S. Department of Justice sided with the American Civil Liberties Union this month in a lawsuit claiming that single-gender classes at a Louisiana middle school violate students’ rights to an equal education, Title IX, and other federal regulations.
In April, a federal judge denied the ACLU’s motion to stop single-sex classes at Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan, La., and set up a plan for the school to continue the classes in August. The Justice Department filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case in support of the ACLU’s appeal.
A version of this article appeared in the June 16, 2010 edition of Education Week as Justice Dept. Joins ACLU Against Single-Sex Classes