The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging single-gender schools and classes in Hillsborough County. The ACLU claims the programs reinforce gender stereotypes and that the evidence supporting single-gender schooling is based on “junk science.”
So what does the science say? The results are mixed, as is often the case in education research.
Two large reviews of single-gender education research found little evidence that boys and girls do better in school, long-term, if they are separated.