If you are wondering what this looks like on the ground, here are some examples of what our investigation found.In the Hillsborough School District in Florida, all kindergarten teachers in single-sex classrooms were required to attend a training entitled "Busy Boys, Little Ladies." The school district encouraged teachers in boys' classrooms to "be louder" and "have high expectations," while teachers in girls' classrooms were expected to be "calmer" and "less critical." In one instance, boys had an electronics day, where they could bring in all their electronics and play them if they behaved, while girls did not.The program called for "large amounts of explanation for assignments" for girls and "limited teacher explanation" for boys.Boys were permitted to play and exercise while girls were required to maintain a "quiet environment." And a personal favorite of mine: Teacher training materials used widely across the state of Florida, including in Broward, Hernando and Volusia counties, advised teachers to "reassure" young female students struggling with math that "when her brain is ready she'll be ready." These examples show the harms of making crude judgments about what is best for kids based on their sex.Many people say that if the other sex is in the classroom, the other will do nothing but ogle classmates of the other sex and not pay any attention to the teacher. Or those who are open to dating, but not easily distracted in the classroom (which was my personal experience)?
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The validity of this argument is questionable, especially as a blanket statement. Aside from the other sex being a distraction, a drawback about a co-ed setting is that students are sometimes intimidated by the other sex and may be less comfortable participating in class discussions and activities.
Fear of embarrassment or feelings of inadequacy may accompany the co-ed classroom experience.
For example, Dallas Opera's recent reversal of its declining ticket sales has been attributed to the marketing of the more lascivious parts of its performances.
The use of sex in advertising can be highly overt or extremely subtle and, on some level, subliminal.
The law forbids discrimination in every aspect of employment.