Georgia making seperate public schools for boys and girls any thoughts?

@gem4678 (220)
United States
February 19, 2008 9:40am CST
I recently saw on CNN about a county in Georgia that is going to split up the boys and girls into seperate schools. This has never been done in a public school system before. I think they have a lot of good points and possibility but at the same time it seems to me like they haven't thought of a few things. I think that it could possibly do all the good things they talk about, and who knows maybe eventually it will become common, but I still have a few concerns. The biggest thing that comes to my mind is are the schools going to start and get out at the same time and if they do what if you have a boy and a girl and you have to pick them up or drop them off, you don't want your kids waiting around for you that could cause trouble. Plus are there going to be people throwing a fit about segregation and all. I don't know how this will play out but it should be interesting to see. I must say though I think I would probably be happier not having to worry about my daughter being pushed around by or hanging out with boys at school. And also that my son isnt being disstracted by girls in school hopefully grades will improve there. What do you think?
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@johnrp (70)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I think it is better for boys and girls to go to separate schools. Many public school systems in big cities used to have girls' or boys' high schools, before there was so much legislation and litigation about discrimination. I went to a public school for boys from grades seven through twelve. I think studies would show that girls do better at schools for girls only.
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@gem4678 (220)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Thanks for the comment. I do agree that it could be better, but I didn't know that they used to do it that is pretty interesting.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I'm not quite sure I like that idea. It has its merits, I guess, but basically I think kids need to have interaction with members of the opposite gender and sometimes they don't get it other than in school, other than maybe with their own siblings or other relatives. Plus, as you said, the logistical problems if you have a boy and a girl in school. My grandkids are one grade apart and it would cause a real problem for my daughter if they were to do that. So, I guess you can put me down as a "No"! Annie
@gem4678 (220)
• United States
27 Feb 08
Ya its a really messed up sinario I think. I still say I am probably mostly for it but at the same time as I pretty much already said there are lots of little things that I am not so sure they have thought about. Who knows. Thanks for the response though.
• United States
20 Feb 08
I know I would have payed better attention if there were not boys in my school. I am just concerned that at some point there needs to be interaction between boys and girls or it will lead to problems later. It would definately be better durring Jr High. I guess we will see how it turns out.