In October, the U.S. Department of Education released a controversial set of regulations that will make it easier for districts to operate single-sex public schools or offer sex-segregated classes and extracurriculars. We asked one expert from each side of the issue to give us her best argument on the subject.
Should school districts offer single-sex public schools and classes?
—Rosemary Salomone, professor of law at St. John’s University in New York City and author of Same, Different, Equal: Rethinking Single-Sex Schooling
—Rosalind Chait Barnett, director of the Community, Families & Work Program in the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University
A version of this article appeared in the January 01, 2007 edition of Teacher as Separating Girls and Boys