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December 9th, 2009
10:17 PM ET

Separate Classrooms

What seems to be working at a middle school in Virginia - separate classrooms for guys and girls - may not be for everyone.  I'd like to hear whether you students in co-ed classrooms think you'd do better or worse if you were divided by gender.  And if you're already in a class that is, tell us how it's working out for you.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Ani

    It is my opinion that coed classrooms are beneficial. In life, we will not be seperated from people of the opposite gender, so why should that occur in schools?

    December 10, 2009 at 12:00 am |
  2. Mitchell

    co-ed classes are traditional and should only be changed to for classes like sex education or other gender based classes

    December 10, 2009 at 12:04 am |
  3. Hannah

    I think that is the most stupid thing I've ever heard and that they should know they are going to have to work together anyway so they should learn how to get along anyway.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:42 am |
  4. Tomas

    I think it is quite good for student in co-ed clasroo, becauwe it force us to communcate with a total different kind of people, and this skill is very important for us in the future, and if I were in a sseparate classroom, i won't know how to achieve in girls, expect my mom...

    December 10, 2009 at 12:50 am |
  5. lammee

    i think that dividing by gender really limits growth for students. part of the public schooling system is to be exposed to people that aren't like you. every kid needs that in order to be a functioning adult. my school has sexually integrated classes and we have one of the best schools, academically speaking, of the schools our size.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:57 am |
  6. Ben

    I prefer co-ed education. In some cases, boys might be good at languages and bad at math. Then, having a seperate classroom might not be beneficial for them. Moreover, we still need to learn how to get along with the opposite sex when we graduate.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:58 am |
  7. Chelsey

    Hey, if it works, it works.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:00 am |
  8. Melissa

    It wouldnt work out so much because im one of those girls that dont talk much and is really competitve against others(mostly guys) and i dont want to hear girls talk about there hair and makeup all day. I would feel more comfertable if i were with guys too not with a room full of girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:32 am |
  9. Theresa

    I think that seperating classrooms by gender is pointless. Only because how does help other students learn if they seperate them the will still learn as well as they would if they weren't seperated. It depends mostly on the way the student alone learns not by how you devide the classrooms.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:39 am |
  10. Tiffany

    It really depends on the person, not gender. I think co-ed classrooms might be better if they group students with the same learning ways together.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:20 am |
  11. Emily

    I think that it will make the boys and girls in seperate classes feel awkward when they grow up and meet other people. They should put it back to the coed classes.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:28 am |
  12. Jade

    I think there are some advantages and disadvantages for seperated classrooms. I'm not already in a class, but I can imagine how it's working out for me. Umm... may be there are some problems for gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:28 am |
  13. Luna

    I think boys and girls should study in one class, together, because...I'm afraid that they can have a stereotype that males and females are very different, and should separated. And the world isn't separated into males and females.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:38 am |
  14. xena

    Well I think it's a great idea to expand education by seperating classes. Boys and girls do distract each other. Girls need their own time to think alone for a while. The boys also need some guy time. So basically I approve of this subject.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:18 am |
  15. Jeff

    People would do better in classrooms that were separated. A teacher is required to alter his curriculum, so that students learn. A divided classroom makes it easier to cater to specific student needs. However, schools in America are designed for socializing not teaching. Schools aren't even doing that well. Almost every employer prefers employees that have great communication skills and ability to work in a team over general knowledge.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:14 am |
  16. Carol

    Different genders can not have chance to learn from each other. Lacking of communication can limit their inprovement.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:22 am |
  17. RICKY

    I think that seperating classrooms for guys and girls is good, because when you don't seperate, boys and girls sometimes fight over something like that football posts.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:52 am |
  18. jordan

    I think the separated classroom is the great way.
    Because of 2 things.
    First, it can improve each students' grade and ability of education.
    Like news article, boys are competitive and girls are cooperative.
    But in combine class, students can emit their potential.
    Secondly, they can lose their interest in study.
    Because, most boys see how the wind blows and they think less funny than separate class.
    so, i agree the separate.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:03 am |
  19. Chris

    I think seperate class is a good idea, because they have different ways to learn better. Also, it is fair, because boys will learn better in this way, and also girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:38 am |
  20. Dukjae

    I read a book showing a study that Male's brain structure is as different from female's as male's appearence is , and that's why i think learning divided by gender would be great idea. Males have their own learning and studying style same as females. i just wish my school would be like that.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:50 am |
  21. greg

    i think right to do that as long as there grades are going up. But if there not they shouldnt do it

    December 10, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  22. Ruvimbo

    I think it wont be a good idea for me and im in the 8th grade i dont want to see girls in my class everyday thats just my opinion....

    December 10, 2009 at 9:05 am |
  23. Grant

    I think it is a little of both. It is good because boys they can't concentrate when a girl is near. It would be corny though. Why would you want to be in a classroom of all boys? It is like segregating in the old days.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:12 am |
  24. LuLu

    I think it is a good idea because it lets kids get ahead in education while have fun.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:23 am |
  25. Tabitha

    I think it would be better for our school because we can focus better without having disttractions.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:23 am |
  26. Nasir

    I think that you shouldnt seperate boys and girls because it always more fun to learn together!

    December 10, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  27. stephanie

    I think that author guy is right, classrooms just need to be better

    December 10, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  28. Shanasia

    i think it is not fair because some girls learn like boys and are competetive. i could totally be in an all boy classroom.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  29. Richard

    I think kids should be seperated because boys learn diffrent than girls. But some girls like to move around and be competitive, and some boys might learn better working with groups.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  30. Brenda

    i think they should do a lot more research before they start dividing classes because like that old guy said some people will start creating a certain image of girls and boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  31. Ronak

    I think we should have classes together

    December 10, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  32. Dana

    I think that this is a great idea. I would rather be learning with a girl teacher, and girls with me, and not having to worry about guys doing stuff and staring.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:49 am |
  33. Brian

    I do not think so. Gender is different than sex. You have to take into account children who are transgendered, those whose gender identity is different from their sex assigned at birth.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:56 am |
  34. Zane

    Boys are more of an athletic type at this asge and we would learn better if we didn't have to sit in a classroom staring at the board. This would also help lower distractions.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  35. Steve

    I think that seperating classrooms by gender is a good idea for learning, but I think that people would loose important opportunities to socialilze with the opposite gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:11 am |
  36. john

    putting girls and boys in diffrent classroms is a bad idea because they loose the opprotunity to socailize and they might have a friend that is a girl and they only see each other when they are in the hallway or when they are at home.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  37. billy

    i think it would be a good idea to have different genders in different classrooms. many of my friends and i enjoy competiton learning because it really helps us focus on the things we need to learn and not get distracted.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  38. Sean

    I think that this would hurt me nor help me in learning, and there would maybe be less talking in the classroom, but some people would be missing essential socialization.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  39. erica

    i think it the single gender classrooms are a bad idea. what if a ggirl like sports more and a boy doesnt as much. in the boys classroom we saw the boys were playing football.it is not autimatic that boys like football....or girls dont. also in the learning environmment for the girls might be better for certain boys. its personality............NOT GENDER

    December 10, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  40. courtney(:

    I'm in favor of having both genders in the same classrooms because it creates a learning environment not only are your oppisite gender alright to be around, but also they don't have cutties & all that all two year old nonsense. However, girls & boys being in different classrooms could also be a really nice idea because girls won't have to worry how they look and concentrate.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  41. wardah

    i think it is better for schools to have seprate classroms because a student may not do activaties in front of the class because they might be afraid that a girl or boy will make fun of them. they can also be there self without someone person thinking there something there not

    December 10, 2009 at 10:21 am |
  42. Lubin

    I think that separating classes by gender is a bad idea. They would lose focus be chating to their friends and same with the girls. By being with another person with a different gender they will not talk to them and listen to the teacher

    December 10, 2009 at 10:21 am |
  43. joey

    think that seperating classrooms is wrong because boy and girls should not be seperated i think learn just fine together so i dont see what the problem is even if they are not behaving just tell them to knock it off there is no reason to be overdramatic

    December 10, 2009 at 10:21 am |
  44. Chris

    Classes divided by gender might work, but guys may see things differently than girls and vice versa. It would be best to share the different knowledge.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:21 am |
  45. steph

    i do think that girls and boys will learn more by being in different classrooms because girls wont have to worry about how they look or if there hair is right but what im afraid of is the number one cause of insecurity...gossip. girls are usally the cause too. when someone goes a little to over board with the goossip, thats when people get hurt. NEVER a good idea! so no, i woulnt like to have teh same genders i the classroom, coming from a student.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  46. TOM

    i think that it would be a good idea but also bad. this is because good, becaues i would love to exersize but bad because you wouldnt soiizze in class

    December 10, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  47. David

    I think that it would help the kids learn but i think they would also talk to much when they have to do their work.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  48. Brandon

    i think learning with boys and girls in different classrooms helps better. Boys like to compete with other boys and doing that in a classroom will help boys learn better.Girls like to talk more than boys so if girls are in a group thinking and talking will help them learn better. Boys cannot be contained in a little desk all day boys have to move around.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  49. Alyssa

    I think boys should all be in a classroom with girls because boys are the ones that come into the classroom and make funny jokes. But some boys are smart and the girls might not know the answers so then they can put together what the boys know and what the girls know and put together an answer.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  50. Ryan

    I think that if it works they should keep children in separate classrooms. If it benefits the student's learning abilities then they should stick which what's working. Sometimes kids in co-ed classes could be slower or not up to speed with the program. So personally I think it's a good move.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  51. Jessie

    I think that it's kind of dumb to separate boys and girls. Girls are going to worry about what the boys are doing in their class and boys are going to wonder what the girls are doing. Plus, if they are in different subjects (lets say the boys are in math and the girls are in language arts) than the boys are going to make fun of the girls because they aren't "good" in math and vise-verso. I think schools are better off separating children by their education level.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  52. sam

    I believe that single sex education seems like a good idea. It's more than likely true that boys learn better by doing physical actions. Girls enjoy talking more and collaborate well together. I know when me and my friends work together in math, we get more accomplished and understand it better. Boys on the other hand seem distracted when they talk. I think this is a worth while study and our classes should try it.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  53. Anonymous

    i think it is better for schools to have seprate classroms by gender is better because a student may not do activaties in front of the class because they might be afraid that a girl or boy will make fun of them. they can also be there self without someone person thinking there something there not

    December 10, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  54. Lacey

    I think separating classes has its ups and downs. Some ups are that we learn better in separate groups. The down part is that we are only in a class room with only people our gender and I don like that to much. My school is actually separating the eight grade but not in this way. The only difference is that we are in homerooms. This is my comment and i hope you liked it.
    Bye(:

    December 10, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  55. matthew

    i think that girls and boys should be in diffrent class rooms because it help boy and girls cocentrate when they are working with there own gender. also it helps them because when girls and boys are doing the same project they have diffrent ideas and fight

    December 10, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  56. Andrew

    I think seperating classes is a perfect idea. Compentivness is the key to learning for the male gender. I believe that it will bring each of the genders' grades up. I went all boys program over the summer and my grades went up.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  57. Ben

    I think separating classes could be a good idea. Maybe kids can learn better in single gender classes. Grades will go up and we can learn more things. I went to an all boys program over the summer and I learned a lot. It was very fun.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  58. Julia

    I believe that it is a good idea to seperate classrooms by gender. By doing this, it would be less distracting during class, less conflict between different genders, and I believe that it would improve grades. It would also be easier for people to make friends if it is just their gender in the class.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  59. Chez

    I think in separate classrooms it would be easier to work and learn. I also think that competing in the classroom would be a lot of fun instead of sitting in a desk all day.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  60. wardah

    i think it is better for schools to have seprate classroms by gender is better because a student may not do activaties in front of the class because they might be afraid that a girl or boy will make fun of them. they can also be there self without someone person thinking there something there not

    December 10, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  61. Ms. White's Class

    8 of my students think yes, we should be separated because we agree that boys learn competitively and girls learn socially. Also, boys and girls have different things that help them learn so it would be helpful to pull them a part to help them learn properly.

    6 think no because if you put boys in one class we believe they will just goof off and not pass the class, it would be chaos!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  62. Mateusz

    I think in separate classrooms it would be easier for me to get ready for a high school i am entering. Also my learning abilities would increase and be more helpful.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  63. Justin

    I think that girls and boys should get seperated. It would be fun and a good learning expeirence. But, I think we would be losing an important oppurtunity to talk to the opposite gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  64. Sarah

    I think being separated by gender during school classes is a bad idea because it limits kids from learning. As they said in the video, if you separate kids by gender, you limit what they can learn and it stereo types what you can and cannot learn and how you can learn it. Overall i think this is a bad idea and should not be used in schools.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  65. Louie

    I think that school classrooms should be Co-Ed. Boys and girls should be able to work together and interact with each other in the same class. We will have to work with a different gender later in life anyway. I believe it is a good way to learn.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  66. Daria

    I think that separating classrooms is a good idea. It is a good idea because having classrooms due to sex helps us learn better. The boys have different mind for the girls. The boys want to be active and the girls are more laid back. It is a great idea to add sports coorporated with classes for the boys because that's what they like. The girls like working better in groups with other girls. Not all classes with single sex, but just some. I think this should go into affect soon.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  67. Dana

    I honestly think that separating classes might be a good idea. Girls seem to feel more comfortable when we are around each other. Us girls may feel more free to ask questions, and actually participate. Keeping us separate also has its faults. Sometimes boys are more cooperative and more willing to help other students as girls are a little more to themselves.
    I like having a mixed gender class. Everyone is really my friend and, we all get along. Honestly, i don't know how cooed classes work with other schools, but i most definitely like having a cooed class. (:

    December 10, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  68. James

    I think schools should have more Co-Ed education. Students need to learn how to work with boys and girls, no matter what studying method is better for each. If students only work with people of their gender, they can't adapt to later life. Students will struggle in college if they only work with the same sex. Schools really need to think about what they are doing.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  69. Mario

    I think separate classrooms are a bad idea. Co-ed classrooms give kids more social time with each other. Also, being with boys and girls is more fun than same sex classrooms. We need to interact with different people. This is a bad idea.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  70. Bayonne

    IO think that it would be a good idea for some kids. I prefer it how it is, wich is co-ed. If there are onbly boys i a class that would be a big class. It could also limit the thinking of other students.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  71. Kelly

    I think that having separate class rooms for different genders will not help with the education of children. It is just separating us from some really good friends. I do agree with genders learning at different speeds and them being better in different subjects. I myself like having co-ed classes because it gives us the opportunity to learn about other interests and opinions of other genders. Some people might do better in a one gender class but I have never in my life had a problem with school work due to boys being in the same class. I do believe that females do excel in creating due to having bigger imaginations.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  72. Andrew

    Separating boys and girls into different sex classes isn't that bad of an idea, although it is stereotypical. I actually believe that boys and girls do have different learning abilities and skills. For example, there is a girl in my class who is very bad at math and finds it difficult. However, she has won the same essay contest for two consecutive years. That basically shows that most females seem to be more advanced in writing, not math. However, if you separate classes by gender, you probably wouldn't give boys and girls the chance to communicate.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  73. Jeff

    Separating kids into different classrooms by gender can benefit kids or it can also fault kids. Some kids may be doing better in the classroom with only their gender, while others can be doing worse than they did before. The boys are learning in their classrooms by being active, instead of sitting in a desk and doing nothing. The girls are sitting in their desks and still paying attention. The one- gender classes can be helping kids out in the classroom, their social skills might be lowering.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  74. Arianna

    I think that it is not a good idea to put boys and girls in different classrooms because boys are still going to still be distracted. They will be thinking about girls and girls will be distracted too, they will be thinking about boys. If you separate the boys and girls, they will not know how to socially interact with the opposite gender. The girls will only have friends who are girls and the boys will only have friends who are guys. It is a really stupid and it just doesn't make sense to me. The school administration should work better on improving the grades and help the students.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  75. Olivia

    I think that separate classrooms are a good idea. It has less distractions & helps kids learn better. Separate classes will help kids that struggled in school get better grades. It lowers the discipline problems. Separate classrooms will also help the kids get along better. The boys can be with the boys & the girls can be with the girls.

    It'll also be more fun for kids to learn. Instead of boys & girls arguing about their points of views, the girls can share their idea & the boys can do the same.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  76. Mark

    I think separate classes is a very important idea that should be used in schools. It lowers the discipline problems and raises the educational mind of the student. I also think separating classes will help the boys get along with the boys and the girls get along with the girls. This idea can be really helpful throughout the United States. I hope this will occur in my school.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  77. Bayonne

    I think that ths would be a bad idea for many students. My classes are co-ed and many students do very well. We should keep it how it is.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  78. D-Dub

    We believe that seperating gender should be done during the Middle School age if done at all.
    Majority of the class feels that smaller classes would be the first step in helping learning.

    We are very divided on the seperation of gender issue.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  79. Zane

    Girls are a distraction to boys because they are always wispering to each other, so the boys deserve to be in a different classroom so they will learn better.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  80. Mr. B

    Gender-based classes has forced the girls to 'come out of their shells' and participate in classroom discussions. The competition for female attention leaves the boys' classroom so that the focus can be directed toward their subjects. You have to build a culture that the kids understand what is expected when learning in this manner. I could teach this way until I retire!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  81. Gina

    I dont think its fair. If you stereotype it causes more harm then good. I learn better with hands on stuff and not life the stereotype "girl". I honestly don't think its fair at all. Other schools might think its fun or fair, but my school doesn't .

    December 10, 2009 at 10:39 am |
  82. chase

    if the girls and boys were friends that would seperate there fiendship.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  83. Derreck

    I think they should have the classes seperated because some boys could be uncomfortable with girls and some girls could be uncomfortable with boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  84. PIo

    I think having a school where Guys and Girls are separated is balderdash. But It has been know that when separated they tend to have better grades and increase their knowledge

    December 10, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  85. Kendra

    Yes, (i think separate classrooms would help) but only for certain classes like math, social studies, and language arts.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  86. cami

    That would be awesome, the boys in are class are constintly talking and farting and some of us can't concentrat.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  87. amanda

    I think we should get separated because I can't concentrate with them messing around all the time.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  88. vivian

    no matter how different the guys' and girls' chromosome are, they are human beings anyway. so i don't think the so-called separate classrooms are that effective. actually, girls and guys can learn and help from each other through cooperation and communication.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  89. Kirby

    I think that there are pros and cons to this idea. There would probably be less pressure for students to speak up in same gender classrooms, but they may miss out on some imporant social skills that other students obtain in regular schools.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  90. Anthony

    I think that separating boys and girls in single gender classes does not help the learning process. I think co-ed classes are just as good as single gender classes. I do not get distracted or unfocused if I'm in co-ed class. some people might think it will be a better learning experience if there were single sex classes, but i don't see the difference because we can all work together fine it seems in my school. Most of the kids in my 6th grade class have A's in almost every subject and most of the problem of failing grades in my school is not studying.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  91. Samantha

    I feel that it might be better for kids to be together in a room because if boys are together in a room they will just keep talking and talking to each other. I think that girls will also just keep talking. I also think there isn't any reason to keep boys and girls separated because it shouldn't matter what your gender is. I feel that it would be wrong because it just reminds people of how black people and white people were separated. OK yeah maybe boys and girls learn differently but I think we should all learn together. Also I feel that it's wrong because the girls could rub it into the boys' face that they are smarter or the boys could rub it into the girls face that they are smarter. As a girl I just feel not right being separated because girls also have friends that are boys. So if you feel the way I feel you should blog and type your comment and say what you really feel.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  92. John

    I think that we should be in different classes for the benefit of having a better future. It also has us be interactive and concentrate more. It would be better for us to learn more about everybody and make friends with everybody. Teachers favorite the girls and if we are in an all boy classroom the teachers wouldn't have to favor the girls and they would be able to concentrate that we don't actually talk that much if you give us the permission we would actually better and get good grades and pay attention. That will get us into better colleges and have a better career. If we are in different classes we would be able to learn different stuff and not be so violent.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  93. olivia

    i think that co-ed is better because sometimes girls have a lot of problems and drama and it is really fun with boys because they are funny! Boys are also fun to be around because they make the classrooms lively! Sometimes boys can make a joke and everyone laughs and the girls don't. If boys are together there is a 20 to 80 chance that they will fool around. If girls are together there might be girl drama, gossiping, and more talking and not learning. I have been in a co-ed class since I first started and I liked it. Boys come in handy when you need a good laugh and when you are down. I am in middle school and I believe that co-ed classes are more fun and for me, a lot easier to work in. What I am trying to say is that I think co-ed classes are a better environment to work in and learn in!!!

    December 10, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  94. Barbara

    As a 6th Grader I personally feel that having separate classrooms are good. I feel this way because for girls boys might distract them when they are doing their work. While boys will feel that girls distract them when they do their work. Other times when the class is having a debate one girl and one boy might start to fight, which then leads to screaming at one another. Girls might feel that they are tired of when the whole class gets in trouble for something only one boy did. Boys might feel that they are tired of when girls talk to much and get the boys in trouble. I have also experienced that when the teachers yell at the whole class they take things away because of one boy or girl. Which then starts a whole fight between the boys and girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  95. quinn

    i think that there is no reason to separate gender.It shouldn't matter if there are boys and girls in the same classroom learning together.I know in class when we are learning we have to be quiet not talk to one another.So if we cant interact with one another so really it does not matter who you sit next if you do your work quietly you wont realize someone is even next to you.
    Also in the video i watched on CNN it showed that the boys discipline went down and the grade levels went up.That has nothing to do with just boys in the same classroom.It is the teachers that made there grades go up.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  96. Nick

    I think there should be just an all boys class because when a girl started to talk they wouldn't get in trouble but when boys start to talk they got in trouble. Because some times when the girls started to talk the boys would get in trouble. So if they separated the classes boys wouldn't get in trouble as much.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  97. Gabriella

    I think separate classroom are good because boys and girls learn differently from others . Boys learn things more faster than girl and sometimes girls learn faster than boys . Boys are useless because it districts girl when doing school work. Like this year boys are always getting in trouble and girls are getting tired of when boys get in trouble . Boys and girls should have separate classrooms so that girls can do their work without boys getting in trouble. In my own way the boys are sometimes getting in the way.I also have to say that boys are not always the problem it sometimes girls talking and boys get in trouble for it. So the girls and boys should have separate classrooms to see what it like the if it works keep it like that and if not put it back as it was.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  98. Jianna

    I think that we should be in separate classes but yet not. Yes, we should be in separate classes because we learn better that way. No, because all you would see in your classroom is either all girls or all boys, not both. If we were in same gender classes, we could learn faster and have more discipline. If we weren't in same gender classes, there would not be that much of a difference if we were.

    We might think that it would be so awesome to be with all girls or all boys, but after a few days people get bored. Yet, it would be nice to have classes according to your mood or attitude. Girls would ONLY be talking to other girls not boys and boys would ONLY be talking to other boys not girls. Boys would think it is weird to talk to girls and boys would think it is weird talking to boys. That is my comment.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  99. Zachary

    One of my reason that kids have to be together is to make more and more friends not just males or female because females got to see boys ans males have to see girls to.Boys could learn by studying not by just playing game.I think they should put males and females together because if there just males they are going to be fight every day and if there just females they are going to fight.In my experience as a boy i think sometimes our parents don't take the right decision they make the wrong way for there kids.If they only put male together they are always going to make fun of other people.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  100. Kevin

    I think an all boy class would be good for both genders. Boys can mix sports and math so the can learn and have fun at the same time. Girls should be in the same class together because they learn faster than boys. When ever boys talk they get in trouble but whenever girls talk they don't get in trouble. Sometimes boys think of video games, sports, and girls, but when they are in a class of all boys they can not think of that stuff. Boys tend to tarry in schoolwork but they can learn in a class of all boys faster than all girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  101. Branden-6th grade

    I think separate classrooms are good because learning from sports is fun to me .I also think it is good because i will have less distractions being bothered by girls that think boys are not as smart as them.As a sixth grader i have seen a lot of things happening in the school year.That boys and girls are always fighting with each other.As a boy i like playing sports with my friends.It will be easier for me o learn.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  102. Briel- 6th Grade

    I agree that girls should be in a separate classes than boys.I am a girl and I totally agree. Boys are very loud, disruptive, and are antsy. Girls focus and are very attentive and sometimes they can't focus because boys are distracting girls. Boys are very goofy and interrupt the class and then girls learn less. Normally, boys are the ones that cause class issues.
    Boys don't pay attention in class. they are often talking to somebody else. Boys like competition and girls don't. Boys get detention more than girls. Boys and girls don't interact with each other well. Girls get distracted by boys and then they don't focus. Boys should have guy teachers and girls should have women teachers. We have only one guy teacher and the boys are always happy with him.My opinion is that boys and girls will be in separate classes. But hat will never happen in our So-Strict School.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  103. quinn

    i think that there is no reason to separate gender.It shouldn't matter if there are boys and girls in the same classroom learning together.I know in class when we are learning we have to be quiet not talk to one another.So if we cant interact with one another so really it does not matter who you sit next if you do your work quietly you wont realize someone is even next to you.
    Also in the video i watched on CNN it showed that the boys discipline went down and the grade levels went up.That has nothing to do with just boys and girls in different classrooms.It is the teachers that made there grades go up.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  104. Donovan

    I think that it is a good and bad idea to separate classes. Yes it is a good idea to separate classes because if it is all boys or girls, they can learn how to interact with each other and do other stuff with them. No it is a bad thing to only have boys and girls in one class because they wont learn how the girls or boys work with each other. And that is my opinion to not mix classes.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  105. Michael

    I think that separating boys and girls is not a good idea.I think its not a good idea because some kids may not be use to a class with all boys or girls.Another reason is kids may not pay attention with all boys or girls. Kids may talk more to each other and not learn.It is fine the way it is boys and girls in the same class.If boys and girls are not together in the same classroom when they grow up boys and girls will dislike each other. that is why i think boys and girls should be together.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:06 am |
  106. Sarah-6th Gr.

    I think classrooms of boys and girls should be separate. They should be separate because boys are distracting to girls and girl are distracting to boys.Boys are very competitive but girls aren't. Just today this boy in my class kept bothering me by taking my notebook and closing my textbook and even tho I told him to stop he didn't listen. Boys don't annoy other boys. Girls like being creative, and boys don't.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  107. Rayven

    Thats sexism isnt it? Students should be divided up according to their acedemic acheivements if they must. and also students should be able to decide. it is their education and their parents tax dollars at work. i think the people should decide whether it is logical to split classrooms

    December 10, 2009 at 11:11 am |
  108. Peter

    Boys and girls should be taught in the same classroom because they
    should be working in the classroom together. the boys would miss the
    girs.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:15 am |
  109. Philip

    Boys and girls should not be taught in the same classroom because boys like to do things like play games and use the smart board.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:20 am |
  110. BB

    the whole separate gender learning thing is not right because it really doesnt matter what gender you are as long as you should be able to learn they definately should make co-ed classes better instead of this whole separate settings for girls and guys. its just not right!!

    December 10, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  111. Pedro

    Boys and girls should be taught in the same classroom because boys and girls may want to do the same work together. They may want to help each other. It's going to improve their goals, education, and their grades.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  112. Brittany

    o.k. im a girl and i don't think we should have separate classes we don't have them at trenton so i don't think we should have them we are doing just fine here. I'm really good at football i can throw and tackle i'm better then other girls and i like a challenge from the boys.

    Thank you for listening

    December 10, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  113. Dylan

    I think it would be awesome to have an all boys math class because the competitiveness for the boys would want us to get the right answer.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  114. Sabrina

    I think separating classes would be a good idea. I think boys and girls learn different. I know some boys in my class are better in math then me, but I think I'm pretty good at writing. I know we all learn differently.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  115. Brooke

    I don't think that classes should be separated by gender because the students won't be able to have verbal conversations with the opposite gender. What happens when their older and when they get a job? There not going to work with the same gender, it's going to be boys and girls. I think talking in class with boys and girls would have an effect on there grades and study's because I think verbal communication can have a big impact in kids lives.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  116. Dionnella

    Boys and girls should not be taught in the same classrooms.because they should be separated.
    They would get more work done .
    Girls get along better with each other.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  117. Brigitte

    I don't think that we should have separate classrooms because when you find a job when you are older, they aren't going to be a one-gendered job. Boys are going to be working with girls and girls are going to be working with boys. You should have the opportunity in middle school and high school to learn the skills to cope with the opposite gender. And not every girl learns different than boys, some learn the same, others do learn different. The classes should not be split up by gender because you need those social skills when you get older.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:26 am |
  118. Logan

    I think it's fine to separate the genders for some classes, because boys and girls do learn differently even though it could lead to stereotyping.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:27 am |
  119. Lauren

    well, i think it might be an interesting experiment. I'm not sure it would work, but i would like to see what happens. Boys and girls are different in alot of ways. To tell you the truth, I have no idea what effect this will have on the students' learning ability.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  120. Edward

    I think that the genders should be separated. When the boys are alone they work better but when the girls are with them they have trouble concentrating. Even though in the future boys and girls will be together, in middle school the boys and girls need to be separated so they can focus on their school work.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  121. Taylor

    In gym I would want it to be just a girls class because boys can be really tough on the girls and they might hurt someone. But in the other classes I don't care about it being just an all girl class or an all boys class or them mixed together.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  122. Skylar

    Separating the classes by gender may help the kids work and succeed better in classes but it wont help them know how to socialize or live with the opposite gender then so, causing problems later in life.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  123. Alexis :)

    Separating classes by gender will change many things, good and bad. it may help the kids think and learn better but it will also change there social life. If girls and boys are separated then they wont be able to socialize with each other.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  124. Gloria

    At my school we have had separate classes before in gym. We accomplished a lot more then when we did with combined groups. I would like to try this for other classes at my school and see what the results come to.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  125. kordell

    I dont think that they should have seperate classrooms because if you have a frind of another gender you wouldn't be able to see them ot talk to them. Or if you are to help someone of another gender when you had classrooms of every gender before you could tutor them but if you go to 'gender split up' you couldn't tutor that person

    December 10, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  126. Isaiah

    Boys and girls should be taught in the same classroom because I think thats a good idea. It helps them learn new things everyday and also to be a peerleader.They will have to help each other and be respectful to their teacher too.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  127. Adam

    If it's hardwired, I think it would be much better to teach gender specific. I know I, any many boys I know, would learn better in a competitive, active area, and I can imagine girls learning in a social atmosphere.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  128. innis

    the school educational system is fine the way it is. Why fix something if its not broken.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  129. Elizabeth

    I think it would be a good idea as long as the grades really do improve. And aslong as they only divide the classes, not the schools.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  130. Andrea

    Having the girls in their own classrom and having learnning stratigies their way while the guys are doing their thing in their own class, Is a good idea. It could help the teachers and other people who are trying to find out if their Hypothesis, on the gender brain work, works.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  131. innis

    i think that the educational system was fine already. Compeditive enviornments can have a positive and negative inpact on the students.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  132. Reid

    No i do not think that would be a good idea because the boys and girls are meant to be together. Also they should be able to be with each other because they will end up with each other some day

    December 10, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  133. Claire

    I think that the gender divided classes would be cool to try. I don't know if it would work though. Kids probably work better hearing opinions from both boys and girls because they do think differently.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  134. Donut

    I really don't care it doesn't really matter

    December 10, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  135. faye

    someone should ask the students about it first and see if they like

    December 10, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  136. MatthewR

    I think that schools should be divided, not because I'm sexist, but because I think that it would help the less focused get better grades. I know it would help me.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:36 am |
  137. Everett

    Some people say that this is a bad thing, but all we are doing is using the way people work to our adventage. why shouldn't we do it if it can make us better?

    December 10, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  138. billy bob

    i think that that is not far juss leave how it was.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  139. Christian

    If it was my choice to seperate classes I would.I would seperate them because I think boys and girls learn different.I think that because most girls like to hang out with each other and talk and so do boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  140. Nick

    I think that dividing classes by gender is a good idea because it is capitalizing on the genders learning type. Boys are more competitive and love to beat someone at something and be involved in what they are learning. Also its a good environment for guys to focus on their work instead of wrrying what girls are thinking. Then maybe t would improve their performance.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  141. Selina

    i believe this would help the education they get. but this would cause all types of problems. the genders have been split up before and got better when we started to work together.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:39 am |
  142. Carly

    I think that seperate classrooms would be a good thing to try. I think students may focus more on school if they don't have the other gender to impress. I also think that this way everybody would feel a little more comfortable and relaxed with out the other gender. Although, this might effect long term social skills between women and men. I think all in all, it would be a good idea to try this to see how it may help or make things worse.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:39 am |
  143. pat

    i think that it would be a good thing if the separeated every one i think learning would be alot smoother and there would be alot less class room stress also because there is no reason to "feel dumb"

    December 10, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  144. Abby

    I think that they should have seprate classes because alot of girls can get off task by staring at guy and not working and vise versa. Also since guys and girls learn diffrently we should learn the way that would be best for us not in the another way that would not help us learn.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  145. Mindy

    I think it would be better the have girls and guys separated because it might help some kids to consentrate better.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  146. Donut

    I believe that seperateing genders is better becuase it brings out the best in people

    December 10, 2009 at 11:40 am |
  147. Samantha

    I don't think havinig seperate class rooms for guys and girls will work because some girls learn competively and some guys learn lingusiticly and some guys and girls don't learn either way or they learn both ways.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:41 am |
  148. jourdan

    If boys and girls learn better when they are apart then they should be apart so they can laern better and be successful later in life.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:41 am |
  149. Tamia

    I think that the seperation between girls and boys classrooms is not fair and I dont support it because, it is not a good experience and that is not how it will be in the future. Also it is not necessarily a fact that boys and girls learn differently. Im sure that there is different ways that they can teach the kids then seperating them.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:41 am |
  150. justin

    i don't think seperating boys and girls is going to make a differince in the class room. they just need more individual attention

    December 10, 2009 at 11:41 am |
  151. JAVI

    i think there should be girls and guys in the classroom because i think it would be boring with just a bunch of guys in the class

    December 10, 2009 at 11:42 am |
  152. TJ

    I think that having students separated at younger ages would be better. Students under the age of 10 should be separed. Any ages older should not because many men and women work side by side.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:42 am |
  153. Denae

    I think separate classrooms would be a good idea. Guys and Girls would be able to excell in their learning and concentrate on their work better because the class is specially made for their gender's learning ability. There would be a few guys/girls that would not do as well in their gender environment because of the specific way they learn but the marority of the kids would fit into their gender group.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:42 am |
  154. Diondre

    If they want there kids to be in class with (separated) genders then they should send kids to boarding school or a school with just boys or girls...

    December 10, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  155. SD

    they shouldn't be separated from their classes.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  156. Paige

    I really do not like the idea of separating classrooms. The reason for this is because guys make the class interesting, they are the ones that make the random jokes that lightens up the class period. I also think that everyone learns in their own way. I like learning through activities that they were showing guys doing in the Math class. Is it wrong that I like learning through activities like the guys? I don't think so.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:45 am |
  157. Daniel

    Yes i think seperating boys and girls is a good idea beacuse my friends and i work better with boys. I work better when everything is a compition instead of just sitting at a desk all the time. If my school was abble to do that i would love it.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  158. Ryan

    I don't think it would be a good idea to seperate boys and girls in schools because it would make it harder for them to learn to work together in the future. If guys and girls aren't used to working together in school then how are they going to work together for a future job.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  159. Alexandra

    I personally think that I would learn better and excel in my troubled classes better in an all girls classroom. I believe this because I know how I learn, and a classroom of all girls would help me stay focused and feel comfortable to ask questions and work harder. In an all girls classroom some girls would excel and others would not do as well, because not all people are the same. It's important that each person gets their own specific needs for their education and in this case I feel i would excel better in an all girls classroom.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  160. Yeong-Uk

    I am Exchange Student from South Korea, my elementary school and middle school was co-ed school, But high school was Boy's school. most school is divided by gender in Korea, I really don't like separate school by gender. because there is no fun and guys high school is more strict than girls. But one thing I like is I got better grade than I was in co-ed school, because Korean school grade system is all competition and girls have better grade than boys.
    I think current USA public education is much better than ROK public education.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  161. Louisha

    I think that the kids should get divided into separate classrooms because boys and girls need to learn different things.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:48 am |
  162. Sally

    To some extend,it may be an effective way for different gender to learn.However,the most important things in our live is not merely learnig.We need to make friends with different people.Studying with oppose gender may help us to know more about them.This is quite important.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  163. Blake

    I say that boys and girls should be together in school. I think this because boys and girls need to be friends inschool and talk with each other.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  164. Chasity

    I think it is a good idea because some girls learn more than boys and boys may distract girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  165. Emily & Ramey

    I think that separating boys and girls would be very beneficial to the students. It allows the girls to be in the environment they need to be in, and learn in their own way. I think they should separate them in every school.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  166. Ashelyn

    I think classes should have girls in one class and boys in another because it helps them learn a lot better.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:57 am |
  167. Mitch

    I don't like the seperation. If they want to have the students learn better they should seperate classes by the seven types of learning

    December 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  168. Tyler

    I say it would be bad since why would students want to be separated most students love talking to each other and it helps them get social skills, though it might interrupt class it would at least help. If you were to separate them they would only feel comfortable talking to anybody in their own gender. Which could lead to a sexist future which none of us would like.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  169. Zaria

    I think that separate classes are great. I say that because girls want be focused on boys and having crushes, which will decrease their work and grades.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  170. brittany

    i think it is abnormal to seperate males and females, we help eachother understand, just because we develope at different rates should not make a dirrerence. thats just more of the reason to keep us togather so we may support one another.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  171. Christian

    I think that boys should be with girls. I think that it would great because it they would like them as a friend.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  172. Jake

    Putting males and females into seperate classrooms is like teaching and reinstalling Jim Crow laws with sexism. It's a great way to also teach male machoism with learning through compitition. The boys will grow up always competing for everything, and personally people like that are really annoying.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm |
  173. Ruby

    I'm in a girls' school. Although we are all girls, teachers don't do it in a "girl" way. We play sports often, have competition about lots of things, and work out problems seperately. I think everyone has their own type of learning ability, schools shouldn't limit their students in social stereotypes.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  174. cody

    there is a school that is rival to mine and i know people that go there and they have single gender classes but i dont think that they learn any better than i do at my school.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm |
  175. austin

    i think i an okay thing to seperate them by gender. i say this because they learn diffrent.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm |
  176. Sylvya

    I believe that the idea of seperating boys and girls is completely illogical. We have to learn to work with what we have, and if we don't learn to adapt in early years, then how will we as adults? Yes, boys and girls are really different but working with these differences will help us as adults in order to do well together and adapt faster.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  177. Ruby

    I'm in a girls' school, but our teachers don't actually do it in a "girl" way. We play sports often, have lots of competition, and work out problems seperately. I think everyone has their own type of learning ability, and schools shouldn't limit their students in social stereotypes.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  178. Garrett

    I think it is a good idea to a certin point, girls can also help the guys in class also if the teacher does not understand because teens can relate to other teens from what is happening in school. but it will also help casue guys can be rough in class like in the math class room and have fun with it and still learn at the same time.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm |
  179. hannah

    you should split us up because its quiter in class

    December 10, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
  180. Jeff

    I Think that it's wrong to seperate kids by gender and teach them into being a person who can only learn by the way the stereotype of their gender is. it's sexist. If they are going to try this sort of stuff they should ask the kids opinion instead of just judging how affective it is by a couple of test scores.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  181. Jr High

    My 8th grade class likes the coed classess they feel it doesn't make a difference in learning.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  182. Danielle

    I think kids don't need to be babied and anyone can find a way to learn in any environment. When these kids get out into the real world and into college, professors aren't going to change what they do and how they teach just because they thought they had to be separated by genders. I agree males and females learn differently but that is what helps everyone learn- by knowing what other people do and making your own way work for you.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  183. Dudley

    i think that boys would learn better if classes were more competitive.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  184. Enrique

    I think there are both positive and negative things that come from this. Such as boys might learn better with competition but this might effect their future by developing poor social skills and becoming very competitive.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  185. John

    it will mess up eveyrything and the students are going to have a hard time socializing with the opposite gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:52 pm |
  186. Mike

    Not every boy and girl learns the same exact way. Some girls like to be more competitive and some guys might like to be more relaxed. This could damage social skills in a Multi-sex Society.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  187. Janice

    School's shouldn't cater to different learning styles because in the real world one's future career won't cater to their specific learning style.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  188. Esteban

    students should be able to interact with both girls and boys, in society gender isnt seperate

    December 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  189. Julis

    I think we shouldn't separate guys and girls in class because it could interfere with there social skills.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  190. Anna

    I don't think classrooms should be separated by gender because everyone learns differently and schools shouldn't base that on gender. Some girls might learn better working competitively and some boys may learn better by working in groups.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  191. Ant0ni0

    regarding gender issues I think that this is a very interesting topic because if you separate the girls and boys when they go and get a job in the real world they will not be able to work well with the opposite gender and it might hold them from being successful.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  192. Jenny

    I really don't think this is much of a good idea. Many times your opposite gender can have a good point, and it might be a good idea to listen to other people's point of view!

    December 10, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  193. Emily

    I don't think that separate classrooms would be a good idea because everyone learns different, gender matters but not to that extent. There are girls who are more active and competitive, and there are be boys who work better with others. Also boys and girls are going to miss out on the interaction with the opposite sex in class, which could lead to social problems down the line, especially once they start working in the real world.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  194. jessica

    i think separating genders shouldn't be allowed because the kids wont be able to learn equally and they wont know how to socialize. They are also taking their rights to learn different things to help them prepare for the future, school should find a better way for both genders to learn.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm |
  195. Raven

    I do think they should separate classroom. I think think this because i think girls learn faster than boys. Also,boys get annoying because they fool around!

    December 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  196. Gerardo

    in respond to the gender issue i believe that the student will not be able to communicate with in genders, and i think its a cheap way of solving the problem they should just focus on making the class better. instead of separating the kids. the teachers should make or learn how to make the class more connected. and make the student boy/girl connect to each other and learn from themselves. so everyone can be on the same page.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  197. German

    Kids should be put into same classes to learn to interact with each other and learn sociol skills

    December 10, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  198. Mateusz

    The students say they feel more comfortable in sex-segregated classrooms. The boys don't feel like they need to put on a big show for the girls, and the girls feel like they can strive academically without having to dumb down their abilities.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:59 pm |
  199. bryan

    I think that that seperating the boys from the girls isn't good. it limits the students. Students are supose to go to school to learn and also be social. Intergrating this program in schools wouldn't be a good idea.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  200. PAULA

    IN RESPONSE TO THE GENDER ISSUES I JUST FEEL THAT IT WOULD BE SO DIFFICULT TO FOR BOTH GENDERS TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER BECAUSE IN THE FUTURE THEY HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER IN DIFFERENT JOBS AND WORK THIGS OUT TOGETHER.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm |
  201. Raven

    I do think they should separate classrooms.I think this because I think girls learn faster then boys.Also,boys get annoying because they fool around to much!

    December 10, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  202. Katrene

    It makes us learn better, I like it so just do it!

    December 10, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  203. Max:)

    I think that we shouldn't be seperated by gender but by our abilities in the classroom. In a school where there are no advanced classes i feel that a [smarter] student will get off task and not care because they aren't getting the challenge they need.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  204. Makale

    Yes teachers should seperate boys and girls or find a way to get boys and girls to learn the same way.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:09 pm |
  205. london

    I think the sporate thing will help the grils so they wont be destrated.By the boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  206. Carmen

    Girls and boys should be seperated because if they were they would be able to work better, and get better grades.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  207. john

    No becuase guys and girl cant be boy friends and girlfriends,

    December 10, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  208. Sam

    I think there should not be separate class rooms because I would not learn well. I need to be social with both genders and I cannot be social with them if we have separate classrooms.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  209. josh

    on my opinion, segragation is not the right thing for schools,parent complaints and other sorts of complaints from comunity. if we do this people will think badly of the school.I think it would be worse for learning

    December 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  210. Josh

    I think the idea of separate classrooms between boys and girls is not the best idea because it is really sexist because they think we don't learn with the other gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  211. kahmani

    i like how they seperated the classes. i thnk girl do work better together, and so do boys

    December 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  212. carri

    I think girls and boys should go in diffrent classrooms based on the genders. But I all so think it is okay if they go in classrooms with boys and girls if they focus.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  213. chris

    No boys and girls should not be seperated because not all children learn different ways. Some have the same way. If they seperate children they will never learn different ways.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  214. Marcus

    I say even though males may learn a different way from girls, they shouldn't be in different class rooms. When they get ready to go off to college they wont be used to eing with girls because a male and female might want to take the same classes.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  215. Sam

    I think there should not be separate classrooms because I would not learn well. I need to be social with both genders and I cannot be social with them if we have separate classrooms.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  216. Amanda =:^)

    I think that the classroms should be segregated according to gender, because males and females function differently, but i also think that schools should let them being congregated during times like recess, lunch, assemblys, classroom breaks, and so on.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  217. Raiyne

    I think that it would be wonderful to be seperated by gender. Lets say that a student answered a question incorrectly. The opposite gender would laugh an point, but the same gender would know how they feel.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  218. Darryl

    Having separate gender classes are not always the best thing to do, they can provoke each other to maybe being with one that person doesn't like, which can result into a fight.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  219. Amber

    I do think that the classes should be gender spacific because most people can't lean the same way. So either way both genders and even confused genders woould be able to lean in different ways.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  220. History Class

    We have mixed feelings but would be willing to try it for one year.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  221. Amber

    I think that the classes should be seoerate beacuse most people can not leanr the same way so by seperating the classes they would be helpind both genders and confused genders.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  222. cullen

    I think they should leave the classes alone because arent we going to work in a multi-gender society

    December 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  223. Adrian

    I think that having seperate gender classrooms is bad.If boys were in a class alone,they might start a fight and if girls were alone, they justalk about t girly stuff. That will easily cause class disruption.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  224. Zane

    Having different sexes in differend rooms would make the inviroment more positive for learning in.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
  225. Zach

    I'm from Wisconsin, and I think that same sex classes should be a choice, and you can either have a same sex class or a co-ed class. I think that boys do learn better when they are moving around, and I know from personal experience that when you just have to sit in your desk the whole class, it gets boring and you tend to lose focus.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm |
  226. Brittany

    In the real world, men and women will not always be separated. To give preferential treatment based on gender is biased and takes us back to the days of segregation. Not one boy or one girl is the exact same as their same-sex classmates.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm |
  227. Kiara

    Some classes that are separate might have problems between other males or females in the classroom and they should not do that because some males could help females and some females could help males.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm |
  228. Nichole

    I think single gender classes should only apply to gym or P.E. The reason for this is because if sexual education is being taught it will make things easier to explain and understand without the laughing and disruption.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  229. Natural Bridges High School

    We think that separating genders in classrooms will create more sexism, and students will not have a healthy opportunity to meet and get to know the opposite sex.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  230. Kenneth

    I believe that some classes segregated and some not because it would give everyone the best of both worlds.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  231. Donnie

    I think that classes should be co-ed because males and females should interact and learn social skills in a social setting.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  232. lee

    yes because i could pass all my classes while having fun in them while learning

    December 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  233. Madison

    I think it would be better because girls like to hang out with girls. Boys are too rowdy.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm |
  234. Sophie

    I think it would be better because girls do seem to learn in different ways than boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  235. Jarod

    I think it is an interesting concept and do not htink it increases gender stereotypes if classes are offered to both genders. Although it may show increases in test scores, given the economy, many schools are struggling to keep current teachers rather than high more for seperate gender classes.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  236. Marissa

    I think that this is a good idea for students having trouble in school. There have been many ideas like this, and, if it works, thats a good thing.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  237. bobby

    I think that they should not do that because that will make us talk more to the people that we are cool with in class. We won't get any work done.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  238. Brandon

    I feel like it is strange because its not right to have boys in the same class with other boys. I think girls should also be in boy classes so they can explain thier opinion better for the boys to understand.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  239. Jordan

    i think that boys can be in one class and girls be in class because it will help them focus.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  240. MP

    Personly I think that boys and girls should not be seperated because they probably wont learnthe same thing. Probably when they grow up they will be argueing over who is right and who is wrong. But other wise the seperation might be okay because the kids might get more focus that way. The other thing is that if there can't be a decision on which one then there should be one every other days and the other one can have the other days, like day 1 and day 2.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  241. Jacob

    I think they would do worse because even though girls and boys have different learning paths, if they stay together, they could teach each other. I think they should not be separated.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  242. Chantelle

    I think it would be better to mix up the genders. Some people wouldn't want to just have friends of their gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:08 pm |
  243. Tiana

    I think that it is unfair. Maybe some guys dont want to be forced to be in competitions and maybe some girls dont want to work in groups. It is sexist by saying guys are better in math some guys are really bad in math.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  244. Emma

    Classes should not be seperated by gender because students shuldn't have to be seperated to improve their test scores and academic ability. Boys and girls should be able to work in a classroom together.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  245. Lauren

    I don't think that there should be seperate classes because I think kids should interact with each other. Some girls don't work well i groups, they might work better by doing the same thing i the boys class room. That is why there shouldn't be seperated class rooms. That might cause segragation.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  246. Chandler

    I think this is just outrageous. Don't we go to school to learn how the real world will be. Will the offices and conferences be girls in one room and guys in the other? And if we aren't with boys in the classrooms then how will we what to do later in life? Just let us be, We are just fine.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  247. lola

    I think that until they can scientifically prove that being in seperate classes helps increase how fast you learn then just keep the classes together.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  248. Erin

    I like the gender learning because i thnk it is a less distraction from learning. Girls cant flirt with boys and vise versa. Students can stay focused.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  249. Shelbert

    That is thet most idotic thing i have ever heard of. This could cause segrigation and fights between boys and girls.Not to mention one person thinking there better then another

    December 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  250. Jamez

    I don't think that it's fair to the students who go to that school. Without different gender, how will you know what the opposite gender likes and what they don't like? And if you do find out in the far future, you'll already be too late. So it's our decision if we want to live like this or not. It's your life. Not mine. It's your decision what matters most.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  251. Lily

    Honestly, if you're ever in a classroom, you will see that girls and guys learn differently.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  252. Katie

    Divided classrooms or co-ed? I can see that this is a heated argument and I can see the arguments of both sides. But I don't think it matters!
    Whatever helps the students learn and perform better–whether it's being divided or in co-ed classes–is the way to go. If students learn more and earn better grades in a co-ed setting, then the school should keep being co-ed. But if gender division means more student learning, then by all means, divide the classes!

    December 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  253. Jordan

    I feel that if boys learn better with no girls and girls learn better with no boys then they should be seperated. I don't feel that they should seperate them if their test scores are good and the distraction is obvious. If they are perfectly fine with being together and their test scores ar efine then they are seperating them for no reason.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  254. Becky

    I think there shouldn't be seperate schools for boys and girls. Because most girls learn a certain way and most boys learn a certain way, but not all. What happensif there is a girl that learns the same as a guy an visa versa. I agree that normal schools should just be made better.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  255. Jeffrey

    Seprating kids in different classes for education is wrong because the sexes are going to say they are better than the other, which leads to segregation!

    December 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  256. Jessica

    I think it's not a good solution. Just like in reality, we don't solve problems by isolating each other to limit the gender gap. Another similar example would be the Democrat and Republicans. Even though they have their own strengths and weakness in politics, they have to work together to solve problems. The government doesn't separate people by parties to be more efficient, nor should school by gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  257. DeLaney :)

    This is a whack idea because when students enter the work force, they will have to work with people of the opposite sex.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  258. Lauren

    I think that it is a good idea because people can concentrate better, learn better and still have fun.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  259. Benjamin

    I think it is a great idea,because they work better with their own gender,but fights could break out and that's why i think that they shoudltn because if u mix them up you'll have a lesser chance of fights breaking out.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  260. Bionca

    In think this is a very good idea, but at the same time, it's not going tocontrol how students learns because, whether there are no girls or no boys in th classroom, you still can get distracted

    December 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  261. Anthony

    In a way, it does help students learn more and faster, but it does have its off sets.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  262. Mallory ♥

    I think it would be cool to have seperate classrooms, but a room full of girls might cause a whole lot of DRAMA!

    December 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  263. Natacia

    i don't really know because boys and girls do learn at a different paste because i my self am in a all girl class and our teachers say we learn better then the boys but together we learn just as much i feel that gender shouldn't matter because everyone learns differently then they say.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  264. Kerria

    I think it's a good idea to do separate classrooms for guys and girls because they can focus better.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  265. Robert

    I believe that boys and girls shouldn't be seperated because the teachers would have a really hard time with the ignorrant gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  266. Caleb

    I think that splitting girls and boys up in to seperate classes might be a good idea because of the different learning styles.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm |
  267. Latisha

    I think that they should just keep the classrooms like they are because the seperation of girls and boys will not be any different than the boys and girls still in class together.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm |
  268. Chynna (China)

    It's not a wise option. Seperation would be pushing us back. You're not giving us a chance to grow as a class together. Before you do something as drastic as this, try something else. Maybe have warm lighting and be active! There are so many things to try. Don't give up because of statistics. Use your noggin!

    December 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
  269. Jasmecia

    I think that seperate classrooms would be good because that way students won't have to be as distracted by the opposite sex. They would focus more on their classwork more than the opposite sex.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
  270. Cierra

    I think its a good idea because this way their want be pressure on any one to learn a certain way. This way everyone will be in their own comfort zone.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  271. Tyler

    Genders should not be seperated because it limits there communication and reactions with each other.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  272. Shaquilla

    I feel I would learn better in a clasroom with all girls because you have less distriction and girls tend to help each other out. Boys and girls learn at differnet pace.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  273. Daniel

    People will do better if you sperarted gender, but the guys will miss the women and the women will miss the guys. I am neutral about the decision.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm |
  274. JP

    I think that most guy like to be up and moving around. Girl can sit down and do work. If this happen we would not be able to work with each other when we get older.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  275. Macon

    You will do better if you separated genders but the guys will miss the women and the women will miss the guys. I am neutral about the decision.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  276. Rudaun

    I'd think it would be all right to test this in other shcool.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:09 pm |
  277. Steve

    I think that it's wrong to seperate boys and girls by gender because everyone is human and deserves to learn the same.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  278. Diane

    I'm the teacher of an all-girls class. I am proud to say that this is our third year using this program and we LOVE IT! We have found the same results-test scores are up and discipline referreal are down.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  279. Harry

    I don't think they should do this. Just because the girls and boys learn differently, doesn't mean that they should split them up. I moved away from a small private school for the social aspect of it. What these people are doing at the school is just like that. Without the interaction, the kids will grow up with little social exposure.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  280. Leah

    i am one of the students from an all-girls block and we lov it...it really works and my grades have gone up from when i had a mixed block class...we all LOVE IT!!!! this is the 3rd year that this is being done with the all girls classes.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  281. Tim

    I think that it is a good idea to do seperate gender classrooms if grades continue to improve. I like the idea of interactive learning fo us boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  282. Natalia

    I think that seperate classrooms are a good thing because differnt genders learn differnt ways, I'm in a all-girls block and I think ive done better at school in the girls-block then in elamenary school with boys in my class.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  283. Raquel

    I think it is a good ideabecause girls and guys are inbaressed to be smart around each other.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  284. Chris

    i think that students should learn with the opposite gender because otherwise its too boring.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  285. Anthony

    I think that it is wrong to seperate boys and girls because we are all the same. No one can learn stuff faster or slower.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  286. Autumn

    Well I'm in an all girls class and while it is dramatic at times I still think some of these girls wouldd act and work differently in a classsroom with boys. Having seperate gender classrooms is a very good thing.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  287. thomas

    Classes shouldn't be seperatet by gender because it's sexist and limitative. Personally, I think i could lear equally well either way.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  288. Max

    Well, if the kids are ok with the seperate classrooms and they are doing better in school then i guess it should be.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  289. matthew

    I say that the reacerch is wrong. I'm a guy and I was talking at the youngest age in my family

    December 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  290. thomas

    Classes shouldn't be seperatet by gender because it's sexist and limitative. Personally, I think i could learn equally well either way.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  291. Will

    The goal of modern-day American education is not to promote sexism within school children. I believe all male or all female classes will not only attract attention to the school, but this "how boys learn differently from girls" stuff is not always true. Yes, science has shown that boys tend to be more comptetitive and girls less, but it is imperative that schools include the minority. Personally, I am less competitve than many of my peers, and I don't think I would enjoy a language class as chaotic as the one shown on the news. Sexism is not the answer.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  292. Eliana

    I think it is wrong because it dosen't matter because you still learn the same thing but just in different classes and with the same gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  293. CJ

    They are good for some students but not for others.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  294. neal

    i think that you should not have different gender classrooms because that is no fun

    December 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  295. morgan

    i like having classes of one sex, and i feel a lot more comfortable around my own gender and friends. i don't have to worry about roudy boys. i think we should keep on having one gender classes. but one thing i don't like is the talking of the girls gossiping in class.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  296. Raquel

    Girls and guys are to imbaressed to answer a question in class and pay attention during class so they don't get the education they need.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  297. Shelby

    I'm in an all-girls class, and I really like it. But, I still like to eat lunch with everybody. Guys and girls inculded. I think there should be a few classes that are co.ed, but still have all-girl and all-boy classes too.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  298. Andres

    To me it just depends on what the student would choose. I think that it would work with the seperation of ways the students learn. Some would like to have competition like learning while others would have the quiet learning. From what we've had all these years, everything has been working out with what we have.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  299. Victor

    I don't think that male and female students should be separated. If you just presume that opposite genders will learn differently, that will just promote sexist stereotypes. Also, coed classes will mature faster than single gender classes.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  300. brielle

    I am in an all girls 7th grade block and working with single-sex classes has helped me a lot, we can express ourselfs and we don't hafe to show off for all the boys which is great. I love working with all the girls, we can talk about personal stuff and all the other stuff we couldn't talk about before. My teacher is great, if there was boys in my class she wouldn't hafe been able to help me with some of my tough issues. I think a lot more schools should have one gender classes and see the differance in grades, my grades have never been better.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  301. Kayla

    I think seperate gender classrooms are pointless. The administrators and educators should work more towards making classrooms specified for certain students learning habits and needs.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm |
  302. Dalton

    Schools have been co-ed in the past, and they do work. There is nothing that needs to be changed, but if something does change, it should be the way of teaching, not the way of learning.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  303. Alejandra

    i think that seperating girls and boys in different class is not a good idea because if they are together they can learn how to learn in differnt forms

    December 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  304. Alex

    I dont really think there should be all-boy and all-girl classes. To me, that is just sexist.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  305. Mariana

    I chose to be in an all girls block because i thought that it would be fun, to just be with girls and not with stinky boys, And i do LOVE IT! We have a warm classroom, and a teacher that can understand us when we have problems. In our class we all like to participate, answer the questions, and we are not scared to answer the wrong thing. In the girls class there is not any boys that make fun of us when we got something wrong or we made a mistake. In our girls block we are all friends and its rarely when we are mean to eachother. I love the girls block because well i can focus more because i dont get distracted with boys. I also love it because the activities that we o to learn are fun. We have more time to do competitons and fun stuff then with a mixed class. i just love the idea of the girls concentraiting on their work and NOT boys. It is a new way to learn.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  306. Kimberly

    Single gender classes should not be used because people can't designate how a boy or girl learns. Everybody learns in a different way, a boy does not just learn like a boy, he learns like himself.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  307. Danielle

    I think that classrooms should be single-gendered. The reasoning behind my decision is that if students could acheive better grades, why not have single-gendered classrooms. If students work better with the same gender in the class and stay focused. I think it would be worth the change.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  308. Jessica

    I think it's great to have seperate gender classes and if parents are so worried about the limitation then do what we did and have boys, girls, and mixed and let the students and parents choose together wether or not the do mixed or not because I think being in the mixed class would be distracting because of the boys for us and we're distracting to the boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  309. Andrew

    I think hat the classrooms don't matter because if a student learns well in eitheir or situations so, I think it depends on the student

    December 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  310. Amina

    I don't think that classrooms should be divided between boys and girls because the idea that they have for those classrooms may not necessarily be how we feel as individuals. What they are doing is very discriminative of them and it really isn't right to divide them into seperate groups.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  311. Veronica

    I am in 7th grade all girls block.I love girls block. I can be myself, express my feelings and talk about girl things with my friends i can't talk about when guys are here. The things i don't like about girls block is that there is a whole bunch of DRAMA!!! But hey,we are girls and what do you expect from 7th grade girls are talking about snow michines? Nooo. Girls block is very fun and i am happy they let us have a chose if we want mixed or all girls. I hope they keep girls block around for a while.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm |
  312. Raymond

    I think it is a good idea as long as it gives kids a good education and helps kids learn more efficiently.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  313. Sue

    I think the co-ed can be good because guys and girls talk to each other and become friends. But seperating might help both sides because girls do learn different from the boys and the boys learn different from the girls. The students should decide if they are seperated though because they might not working with all there own gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  314. chad

    Okay well i think that the seperate classrooms are a good and a bad idea. The good thing is that it may bring up test scores, but the bad thing is that boys and girls don't make friends with eachother.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  315. alvin

    I wouldnt mind if the schools wonted to try a different whey of teaching. But I wouldnt want the schools to be divided by gender. If schools were divided by gender then school could try to divided other things.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  316. Drew

    I don't think that seperating classes by gender is a good idea. It is just a cheap fix. There are many other ways to help student get better grades that don't include seperating them from the opposite gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  317. bran

    I don't think they should have single gender classes.Because girls and boys.Realy don't learn different.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm |
  318. matt

    I think that students should be separated by gender because boys like to move and girls get annoyed by boys making noise.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  319. Roger

    I do not think that boys and girls should be separated because once they move onto a new school, they are not going to have physical activities and quiet work spaces designed specifically for them. Then the children would not be familiar with their surroundings. I know for a fact that many schools do not have a lot of money right so why should UCLA or Stanford change the way classrooms are designed just for some certain people?

    December 10, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  320. Eric

    Dividing the classes is not a good way to learn. Students should be able to learn with the other gender because it will help students later on. It will help the students how to interact with the other gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  321. richard

    i think it would be not good

    December 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  322. Dorian

    I think dividing the genders into different classes would be better. Girls and boys in the same class do not work out too well. There is often a lot of arguments between the genders, and it never works out well if boys and girls are in the same work group.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  323. Varun

    I don't believe that dividing the children up by gender is completely right. However, if it significantly helps the scores the children receive, it might be an okay solution. I also understand that children who do not act in the way that these stereotypes expect may learn less than before.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  324. richard

    i already been in a class like that and its i guess cool but not cool

    December 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  325. Kevin

    I think boys and girls should learn separately. This is because boys and girls do have different strengths and ways of learning things. From my school, I have realized girls seem to be stronger in arts, such as music and language arts. They are also quieter than boys. Boys tend to be more eager than girls in class and do well in math and PE. I believe that if differently, then they should be grouped by gender. That way, more people will succeed at life.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  326. Maurice

    I same gender classrooms would promote homosexuality. Maybe not promote but increase homosexuality in young students. It would most likely work but the other risks may be too high.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  327. bobie

    i think that the separation of calss rooms is a good idea because boys try to do better when they are around girls

    December 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  328. Prathik

    Hi Carl I think we should have different classes for boys and girls because they can learn there own way and if they learn better that way they should be able to learn that way

    December 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  329. Srikanth

    I think separating boys and girls is a good idea. Most boys are more comfortable working with other guys and most girls are more comfortable working with other girls. When kids are more comfortable then they are calm, and if kids are calm then they focus better on classwork.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  330. tyso

    i think they should keep the class how they are they ben like this for ever so they should keep the class to gether and some might not like them split up....

    December 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  331. Diver

    I don't think that separating boys and girls is right because boys like girls and when girls are around they tend to show off and try to do better then the others.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  332. Aneesh

    Making two separate classes for both the boys and girls will help them both develop at their own rate. Doing this will be a gain to everyone. The boys will prosper more with competition as the girls will expand more with cooperation. When boys and girls are together in class, its hard to expand their knowledge because they're not learning to their capacity.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  333. Todd

    A very difficult subject to debate, statistics show that it helps, but again, we should also work to make coed classes better. To resort to segregation based on sex, is unnatural, lets not resort to segregation, and work to make our coed classes better. Plus I think girls are cute, and I would love to be in the same class as them. GOOO CHARGERS!!!!

    December 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  334. mathew

    I think that is a very good idea because different classes makes a better learning environment.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  335. Matthew

    It isn't fair because boys get to have active exercises and girls get soicial exercises and boys and girls need to learn the same things for life's upcomming challenges.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  336. Lawrence

    I think the single gender class doesn't make a difference in students learning. It is all up to the student if they want to do well or not. There are school that have good test scores without divided classes. I also think separating students isn't right.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm |
  337. Jake

    I don't think that separating boys and girls is a good idea because boys want to seem smart to girls and if there isn't any girls then they won't try to be smart which will make their grad drop.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm |
  338. Rani

    Would it be fair to run away from your problems? I think this new "solution" is making a bad impression on people, especially children. It is better to make a solution rather then running away from your problems. They should really reconsider this and the impression they are making in children.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  339. Abrielle

    I think that seperating the class rooms is a great idea. As long as were learning thats all that really matters.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  340. Kacy

    Nobody in my 6th period Ancient History class thinks that classes should be gender seperate, and by the way your pun was terrible today. Bye bye

    December 10, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  341. Monica

    I would like to try changing classes from co-ed to all female/male. It would be interesting to compare scores after trying it for a few months.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  342. Akaria

    I think the guys and girls would work better in separated classes and the people should keep it that way...Its a easier way for the boys and girls to pay attention in class but as long as we learn it should be okay...

    December 10, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  343. 3rd core 8th grade

    We feel that the way teacher's teach strongly affect the classroom more than gender. Students prefer and enjoy active learning, regardless of their gender. Several students agree that if you reinforce the stereotypes the stereotype creates the reality.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  344. Chris

    It need to stay like it is with girls and boys In the same classroom. Either way, we all going to be together in the school.Were going to walk in the same halls everyday.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm |
  345. Ashley and Jenna

    Its working right now but they should not make it a long term thing also it might depend on the people you are with in the classroom if so they should at least have lunch or a couple classes together!

    December 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm |
  346. jessica

    no i think it would be worse! i dont get along with girls i think comparing is so much better! and thats my response

    December 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  347. Lorelle

    I think that it would be bad because then all the girls would just talk in class and not work and us girls would'nt be able to talk to boy's.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  348. Kristen

    I think that it is a good idea to seperate boys from girls. I think this because it is making people have better grades and less fights are happening. If they stop it they might be destroing a great prosses. If they find a better way to get good grades they should try that out. I like the idea of doing active things for the boys because it makes them want to come to school and learn.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  349. Young-jin

    I think that seperate gender classes has its pros and cons. it would improve the learning enviroment and get better grades from the students but it would make it harder for the opposite genders to get along with each other.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  350. Stephanie

    i think seperate classrooms will be good for the boys and girls. It would help them realize there full potenital in the classroom. Most girls work good groups because girls like to interact with each other. When boys work better when they can prove they are strong or good at something. I think this will be good for all schools.
    Carl will you please put this on your show! 🙂

    December 10, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  351. Justin

    In my opinion I think that we need an even number of boys and girls in each class because even though it helps other peoples grades, what will it be like for them when a guy who has been in only guy classes for all of middle school gets paired up in high school with a girl?

    December 10, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  352. NaThAn

    I think that it is a splended ideal because personly i would do better wit out some of the grils in my class

    December 10, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  353. kate

    I disagree some girls are competitive

    December 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  354. Ashley

    They might think it's a good thing but it would make it harder to get along with the other gender

    December 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  355. Megan

    Well I think they Schould not seperate Girls from Boys because, they schould be able to Comunicate with there peers, wich is Boys and Girls. And so they can be together cause they schould keep girls and boys together in school.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  356. Lacey

    I think separating students by gender is wrong. It teaches boys and girls they shouldn't be together....that by itself can cause issues. Besides, God didn't make different genders so they can be separated...he made them to be together!

    December 10, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  357. perry

    I think that you should keep boys and girls in the same classroom, because basically, boys try to impress girls, so they will strive to do better.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  358. Maria

    It's wrong to separate girls and boys because of gender. Ok, so they learn different! Then do both ways therfore they can get the social skills they need but also learn at the same time. If people consider to do this, the opposite effect they want can happen. co-ed classes provide opprotunities to both boys and girls to learn as life is. When you get out of school the world does not separate boys and girls...so why should they in school? Separation of the two is wrong and inconsiderate. It can teach the totally wrong things.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  359. perry

    boys tend to do better with girls around so they will try to impress girls with good grades- while competeing with other boys- so let them have the choice of excelling.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  360. perry

    Boys tend to do better with girls around. They compete with other classmates for the girl{s} they like.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  361. justin

    I think kids should not be seperated because instead of working in the same gender will be good and will be a good expeirence and a way of learning because when they get older they will be talking and working together.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  362. Casey

    Well i think that there is good things about guys and girls being in separate classrooms, like no rude comments and no compition. But I also think that guys and girls should have some classes like gym class and band or extra activies.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  363. joseph

    i think they shouldn't have different classroom's because if you have good friend that's a girl/ boy and make new friend's your friendship is over so you must keep in touch at school. Or they could meet at rescess.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  364. Kacy

    Two students in my 7th period Ancient History class feel that gender seperate classes could be beneficial to learning, the others feel that they are very very very very very wrong!!!!!! (ratio 22:2)

    December 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  365. Annecia

    I think that boys should not be with girls .I think that boys and girls will learn more . The boys will learn without the girls and the girls will learn without the boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  366. Nimiq

    If it brings their grades up, then go ahead. I do believe that this could be very helpful to both boys and girls. However I don't think the tactics in teaching to boys and girls should be too polarized. Boys should also practice some of the girls' tactics, and vice versa.

    There is also the issue that some girls work better with the boys' competitive tactics, and that some boys will work better with the girls' group tatics. Everyone is different after all.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  367. Lacey

    I think what they are doing separateing boys and girl is a good way for the students to learn in a environment that they are comfortable with, it seems to be working if scores have gone up.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  368. Lindsay

    That would not work at my school.We are all equal and even if our brains are a squish different we all do good in school.Plus if you split us up now it will be hard to get used to one gender in the class.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  369. jenlu

    I think they should try it but if it is not working then stop and change it back. Maybe they should combined the two types of learning if they change back to boys and girls together.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  370. Taylor

    I think that it is a perfect way to help seprate genders learn. Girls learn different than guys and guys learn different than girls. When we the girls learn the way boys like to learn like in a competion we get tired of how competive the guys get. The guys don't like to learn our way either they find it to boring or they start to disbehave. We girls like to socialize in groups but guys like competion. I love the idea of spliting the genders.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  371. Brenna

    I think it would be cool to try a class with all girls, because sometimes the boys are too distracting and take away from my learning. And occasionally it's good to take a break from guys.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  372. john

    Its just not fair

    December 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  373. Eunice

    It is stupid to assume that gender is a no-fail determinant of learning style. There really should be a direct survey or test that would better determine how classes should be structured to tailor to a group of students' needs. Personally, I am a female and math has always been my best subject, while critical reading is more challenging for me.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  374. Rod

    We have been separating 7-8 grade students for four years now. Disipline has decreased by over 90%, test scored have dramatically increased and the school climate is at an all time high. We currently are the only school in Alaska doing this model.
    Our new school motto is, Success is the only option!

    December 10, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  375. Kennedy

    I agree that some boys and girls learn differently. That doesn't mean that all of them learn differently. I think there should be a test where if you do better in the active one, you'll be in more active learning classes, and if you do better in sitting in a classroom with special lighting and such then you'll be in those classes.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  376. Alex

    I think that boys and girls should not be separated in school because when they go to college they are going to be partnered up together and then thay are going to argue with each other because they had learned differently and wont agree on the same thing.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  377. Eric

    I think boys and girls working separately is a bad idea. Eventually when they are done with school they move on to college and the workforce they will need to work together. They would be more comfortable if they started working together at a younger age.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  378. Denver

    I think that the seperate classrooms are a good idea because the other gender is a destraction to most people.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  379. Aleah

    I think there should be separate classrooms because there would be less disctrations.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  380. Cheyenne

    the single gender glass is such a good idea its perfect i mean the guys can learn the way they need to learn and the girls can learn the way they need to learn its such a super duper idea!

    December 10, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  381. Kim

    My opinion is that there should be a mixed class, like my class. Boys and girls shoudn't be in separate classes, then they aren't learning everything, like when they grow up they will have to corporate in their jobs, but they won't know how to because when they were growing up no one tought them how. And everyone might learn in their own way but they also learn with each other.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  382. Buggsy

    no i would miss the girls

    December 10, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  383. Diamond

    I think we would learn less because there would be more drama. Having classes with both boys and girls is balanced and has some talking but most everyone stays focused.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  384. sofia

    I think that girls should be separate from guys because some girls hate sports and some guys hate writing.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  385. morgan

    i think it could be a good idea if your learing more but maby girls want to be with the guys

    December 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  386. Shannon

    I would be better off in a single-sex classroom. The boys in my classes are distracing during tests and off-topic during group work. I believe that an all girl class wouldn't do that and, that, with time, we would all learn new respect for fellow girls. We'd bully each other less and there would be less clamour about boys(which distracts us).

    December 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  387. Emily

    i think thats not the right thing to do because i would not like to be learning in groups and never work by my self because i would never get to do things my way and the boys would get to run around and play games.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  388. Leslie

    Separating genders can be a good decision because each gender can have their own way of learning. If they get good grades, don't misbehave, and have a good time in class then that's all that matters when your in school.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm |
  389. Becca

    NO way!
    I think that it is important for both guys and girls to learn what they can,
    and not all boys want to compete, and not all girls want to be in groups.
    I think that it is just a personality thing, and working together is the best way to solve things!!

    December 10, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  390. sam

    I think It is a good idea because it will get the 2 genders will be able to learn in their own way and to get their minds off of the other gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  391. Kalea

    I think it's good and bad to seprate girls and boys! But Boys and girls should get to be friends but not be juded by the gender they are!!!

    December 10, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  392. Megan

    Though I think boys and girls may learn differently, kids should be divided by their learning types instead. Kids who learn best with visual should be together, kids who learn best with audio should be together, etc. Seperating us by gender does nothing if all boys and girls don't learn the same way.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  393. Brooke

    I think this would work but the only problem is for some people, like me, when we just sit down and get lectured on things we don't learn anything so I'd probably get worse scores on my tests unless they let us swich.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  394. Treyvon

    i think not because the boys will dress up as girls to be with the girls

    December 10, 2009 at 6:25 pm |
  395. Trenton

    They are separating genders I tought this was setteled years ago!! Everyone learns differntly but we can keep it the old fasion way.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm |
  396. Amie

    I think for my school, it would be better because I can tell that all the boys work and learn differently than the girls because the geys re always walking around and the girls like to talk a lot. So I agree with the seperation.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:35 pm |
  397. Natalie

    I would love to be in separate classrooms without boys. Then we will get to do what we want while the boys can enjoy being competitive while we can have enjoy socializing. We will learn better and have more fun learning. Then we won't have to deal with guys when they are really bored and disrupt the classroom.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  398. Cynthia

    This is just another stupid sterotype. I'm a girl and I learn better when there's movement and competition. I hate teamwork and social time.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  399. Cesaria

    I beileve boys and girls will be better of in separate classrooms because their academic performaces will increase. Girls learn better by working in corporative groups, while boys seem to learn better in an environment where there is a lot of competition. The students benefit from this because they can concentrate more easily, and they learn without the interference of one another. Both girls and boys learn in their own unique ways, and I don't see any harm in separating them.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  400. Crede

    I think that this is not the right way to do things. I think that going all the way to have different gender classes is too much! Work on having the same genders in one class. Although I don't need to have standing up activities I does sound fun, but girls may like it too.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  401. sarah

    I don't care if boys and girls are separated as long as they are both getting good grades

    December 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm |
  402. Anna

    I do not think I would do better in class if we were all divided by gender. Co-ed classes are better because we need to learn how to work with everyone, not just our own gender. If we have no experience learning with the other gender, how will we relate to them in the future?

    December 10, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  403. Joey

    Yes, this is a great thing because boys work better with boys and girls work better with girls. I work better with my friends who are boys because we have the same personalities. Girls feel more comfortable with other girls because of the same reason.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  404. jayla

    i think i would do worse because when we get older and get jobs we have to know how to work together.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  405. Logan

    I think that it would be better to be intermixed, because then if they're put in groups the guys can help the girls, and vice-versa. And not every single girl or boy may learn in those ways.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  406. Justin

    I think they souldn't be seprated and they should learn to getther

    December 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  407. Alec

    I think that the classroom idea is not that good, because our class is very cooperative and all the other coed classes are very good in grades and test scores

    December 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  408. GEORGE

    I think they shouldn't separate boys and girls because i think they can help each other with different subjects.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:51 pm |
  409. Shannon

    I think being in a separate classes is a bad idea. Cause all the boys get to be active and have fun in class, while the girls have to sit in a desk and listen to teachers give lectures. Co-Ed classes should have both desk work and active work, that will balance out the learning environment.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:51 pm |
  410. Michaels

    If students have different religions and celebrate different holidays and have different cultural backgrounds then why cant you have boys and girls in the same class? I think different genders can work good together just as people with different backgrounds and opinions.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm |
  411. Beth

    I dont like the idea of split classrooms. a study may show that guys like competition but im girl and what the guys were doing seemed funner and looked like a good way to learn. plus not every person is the same.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  412. Beth

    split classrooms are a bad idea. Even though studies say they might help that may not aply to everyone. People learn different ways.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  413. Maya

    I don't think they should because even though girls and boys learn differently it's not about that. If they did separate girls and boys it should be more on your learning ability and how good you are at different subjects. I also don't think its a good idea is because there are so many kids and at our school we have four different teachers, one for each subject, if the separated us they would have to get 4 more classrooms and 4 more teachers ( one for each subject).

    December 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  414. Megan

    Girls do think different from guys, so i think they should have gender classrooms. You would feel equal to everyone and peer pressure wouldn't be a problem

    December 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm |
  415. Beth

    In my opinion people learn in different ways than others even if the are the same gender. Some kids like fun others like to stay calm and learn.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm |
  416. 佐山道心

    It is better if schools had coed-classes because in the real world boys and girls have to work to getter in work. If schools had separate class rooms, they will only learn to work together with only their gender (stereo type). It is important for girls and boy to interact with each other. Schools can't decide that every single student will work better with their own gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:56 pm |
  417. Alaka'i

    I think that in some ways I think it is better for boys and girls to be separated in some classes because i think it would be a more comfortable and easier for the boys working with other guys. It would make a lot easier because you are with all of your friends and you don't have to worry about the way you act or what you say in front of girls. Also you are learning in a more active and physical ways. On the other hand it might effect on the way you work with others later on in life.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:57 pm |
  418. Peter

    I feel that boys and girls should have a choice, to either learn with the same gender or not. The reason being is because,is I think both genders need to learn how to be intertwined with the other gender. This way it teaches you how to be social and competitive. Personally, from a guys point of view, I would like be be in a co-ed class because you get experience oh socializing and learning with a different gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  419. Bailey

    As of now I'm in a co-ed class and, I admit sometimes it can be distracting, but I think that switching to co-ed classes wouldn't work out as well. I think that our class is doing fine and that working with other girls and guys is good for future learning because you won't have the opportunity to chose who you work with later in life.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  420. Sammy

    Being in a co-ed class can sometimes be a challenge, but I think it betters every student. I believe this is so for both genders. Having a variety of ways of learning is always a big plus in my mind. You shouldn't be restricted to one of learning for each subject. Everyone learns at a different rate, some slower than others, and some faster than others. It's good for teachers to realize the strengths of both of the genders to make the class go smoother. Also it's always good to have a different variety of friends. Although, some classes should be separate due to the subject, but not all classes. Also if you were to move to a different school, their system might be different, so it will be difficult for some to adjust.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  421. Kaitlyn

    I think that I would work better with a class with only girls. I am in a combined class, and the guys in my class always disturb the class by talking or exiting the classroom while the teacher is talking. I would work better in an all girls class because normally at this age girls don't have many boy friends, so if all of my friends were in my class i would know all of my classmates and would work with them better.I also think that if the guys were in a different class then they might learn better too.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  422. Lauren

    It would be worth a try, but some people in both classes, boy and girl, will just do the work by them selves because that'a the way they learn, at least that's the way i learn best.

    December 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  423. Haríprasädashteen

    It's better to work in coed groups. With the girls strong leadership and focus coupled with the boys social cooperativeness and imagination, they can learn better and progress faster in class. I guess it depends on the personalities of each student and maturity; young students think the opposite sex is extremely gross, while older groups ostracize others. Separating genders enhances stereotypes of the learning ability of boys and girls. Plus separation limits the opportunities and learning experiences of the students. When students get older, most careers have coed jobs anyway, so why can't school classes be coed.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm |
  424. kristina

    I believe that having all the girls in one class for math would be a really good thing. Girls talk out the problems with each other and work together on math. In my math class the girls do not really like being rowdy but the boys in the class do. Seperate classes would be helpful, but I think it should be an option to be separated rather than havign to be.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm |
  425. August

    i think it would not be a good idea. i just think boys work better with girls around. it gives them more of a reason to keep up. if you're in a class of all boys then you might just have a whole class slacking off. And if you're in an all girls class you might have too much social time. i think boys and girls should go to school together because it teaches boys and girls how to interact with each other. In real life, when you're an adult, the boys and girls are not separated so you need to interact with all genders.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  426. Megan

    I think I would work better in a class divided by gender because with boys in a classroom, they often interrupt the learning process, which makes it harder for others to concentrate and learn. Also, a lot of people work better in a group that has the same gender as themselves because it's easier to share your ideas and be more cooperative.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm |
  427. Joe

    I think its better not to separate them because the boys like to have competition with the girls, and other boys like to work better with girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  428. Jantzen

    I think that if I were in separate class rooms I would become too competitive. Being in a co-ed class is best for me. It's better to have co-ed classes because you can interact with the other gender. If you only compete with your own gender, it's better to compete with everyone.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:03 pm |
  429. Michelle

    I think that a co-ed gender teaching environment is better because if it is a separate gender environment, then it will just increase the stereotype that boys are competitive and girls are cooperative. Also, it is better to learn in different ways, so that the boys can learn to work together and the girls learn to be separated.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:04 pm |
  430. Drew

    I think it's a good idea to have separate classrooms for the boys and girls . I think that I would be able to study and learn better and I think it would help with the people who don't learn as fast .

    December 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  431. Bill

    I think I would do fine in both.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  432. Ian

    I think it's a good idea to keep boys separated from girls. Because maybe if the boys learn ia a class with boys only, then the chances are tha the boys will get a better grades than they usally do. Sam with girls

    December 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  433. Rhiann

    I really wouldn't do well in a gender split class. It really is essential for boys and girls to know how to communicate with each other without any problems. This idea of splitting up the genders between classes kind of deprives kids of the friendships they could make inside the classroom with an opposite gender. Also, watching the video, the girls are just sitting there, while the boys are actually doing something active. The girls need the opportunity to get actually get out of their seats, and the boys need to be comfortable sitting in a chair for class. Sometimes it is challenging in a co-ed classroom, but we all have to learn how to deal with each other for the future.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  434. Savanna

    I do not believe that we should have separate classes. If we start out now with separate classes then when we get in collage then we will not know how to socialize with the other gender...

    December 10, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  435. Sydney

    I don't think that classrooms should be divided, because we can learn a lot from each other, and I think teachers should trust their students. I just don't think it's a good idea.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  436. Nagisa

    I think that co-ed classrooms are better because then girls and boys can communicate and cooperate together. I think that when we are young we get worked up about things like cooties but we need to grow up and being together and cooperating together will help us with that and get over that, so we can grow up.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  437. Roberto

    I think it doesn't if were are seperated from gender it only thing thatis important is that we all get an education

    December 10, 2009 at 7:09 pm |
  438. claire

    i think they shouldn't have them split by gender. yeah, maybe boys learn different from girls and vice versa but when they go to college they won't be used i being around the oppostie gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:12 pm |
  439. Amber

    I think this is a really good idea because different things make school more interesting for boys and for girls. Class could be interactive if it was split by gender because girls could do things boys wouldn't like and boys could do things girls wouldn't like. I think it would be more fun overall!

    December 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  440. emma

    i think they shouldn't separate the classes according to gender maybe they could consider cooperative and competitive learning and it would also give the boys and girls a chance to interact with each other

    December 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  441. diana

    I'm a girl but I like playing football then just talking stuff.. so i think be together and do same things the girls cloud learn to do foot ball and boys cloud learn what the girls do and it cloud be useful

    December 10, 2009 at 7:17 pm |
  442. Lexi

    I don't think that really works at all. Boys and girls like to learn together, not separately; it's more fun. They should just stick to that and if it's a huge problem, try to figure out a way to teach that benefits both girls and boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  443. claire

    i don't think that they should split them up by their gender. it gives them a chance to put some input on a boy or girls answer. it will be hard to adjust to having co-ed classes in college. what ever happened to that all people are created equal??

    December 10, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  444. Alexia

    I definitely think that splitting up the genders will not work..... If they are each told that their gender is good at something and bad at another, they will adhere, consciously or not, to that stereotype. They should work on finding ways to make coed classes a better place for learning for all.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  445. Keegan

    I think boys should work together with the girls because It doesn't really matter if the girls are smarter than the boys or if the boys are smarter than the girls. My class talked about separate classrooms they said " I disagree because when you grow older in life you're going to have to work with a girls boss or a boys boss." Again I disagree with the whole classroom separation in school.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm |
  446. Lucy

    I think that a person should be able to choose whether or not they want to be in a single-gender classroom. I can ceratinly see the benifits to some people, but as a girl myself, I would rather work on math by myself at a desk rather than trying to sit in a group and work a problem with other girls.
    I also think it's important to have both boys and girls in a class becuase each is going to serve as a distraction to the other and it's important to learn to cope with that early on. Along those same lines, both boys and girls will have something different to add to class discussions and perhaps someone from the other gender would not have thought of.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  447. Alexandra

    I'm a girl and I have trouble concentrating on my work when the boys do what boys do. I think that if we are the future then should we not learn all we can. I think that this is a good idea. We are building a strong community with this program.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  448. Ben

    It does't really matter because if the kid's are getting taught but learning what is going on. I think that the school should just keep the classroom's like they are.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm |
  449. Guillermo

    I think that they don't seprate girls and boys are a good idea but the bad things are that the boys cannot be friends or gril friends.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:36 pm |
  450. Lance

    It would be a good idea because they would be able to learn a lot faster with the same gender in one class.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:42 pm |
  451. Colin

    I think single-gender classrooms could be a good idea, because it would help improve grades.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:45 pm |
  452. Haley

    Although seperate-gender classrooms can be a benefit to academic scores, it shouldn't be considered because students will get used to a way of learning that won't be available in college courses.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:46 pm |
  453. Karl

    Having different classes isn't a good thing. If we were to have seprate classes for elimentary, middle, and High school as soon as we hit collage and adult hood none of us would get used to having the opposite gender around.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  454. tony

    keep co-ed class

    December 10, 2009 at 7:50 pm |
  455. Annika

    I think that it doesn't really matter if boys and girls work in the same classroom...I feel that I work better with a mixed class rather then with just girl's. Girls talk more then boy's!

    December 10, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  456. Molly

    I really like the idea.I can see their piont about boys and girls do learn diffrently, because we do. Boys are competive, girls, we just like to talk and work in a group.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  457. Josef

    I think this would be a good idea, but yet bad. I like it because boys and girls like to learn in different styles such as you showed. I'm a boy, so I like the competion idea. But I think that it might be kinda boring for the girls because they just do like a normal day of school. But I'm not a girl, so i don't know

    December 10, 2009 at 7:59 pm |
  458. Drew

    I think we should definitly split up the guys from the girls. Girls are a huge distraction for guys and lets face it girls are just plain a distraction. Let the guys actually beable to learn.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:01 pm |
  459. sarah

    I think that boys shoud NOT learn apart from girls because when they get to collge, the boys are not going to be used to learning with girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  460. Kevyn

    I believe that is true. I think that boys and girls should be separated. But I think they shouldn't also because parents might want their children to interact with other genders.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:04 pm |
  461. Kayley

    It could be bad for seprating the boys and the girls. I mean what do we girls do without our boys?

    December 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm |
  462. Sarah

    The school should categorize the students on whether they learn better in a competitive environment or a cooperative environment, not by gender. Some girls would learn better in a competitive environment, but if you assume they learn cooperatively you are depriving them of the experience they could gain in a co-ed class and vice versa.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm |
  463. Riley

    I think it's a good idea for some people because the boy's tend to be a little more restless and the girl's tend to be more laid back and seperating them will give them less distractions in class and enforce more learning.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm |
  464. Kelesy

    I think they should separate students by the way they learn and not by gender

    December 10, 2009 at 8:11 pm |
  465. Sam

    I think they are doing the right thing because guys pay more attention to the girls than the teachers, same with girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:14 pm |
  466. Anna

    I believe separation by gender in the classroom would make the learning atmosphere worse. Having girls in a grouped and comfortable environment and having guys in a more hands on environment is not always the best way to go. Many people like to do both or the total opposite of what tests show proves to be best for their gender. Division of gender is segregating guys and girls and not allowing for a diverse learning atmosphere.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:20 pm |
  467. macie

    I think seprate rooms is a good idea because you can get things across to girls that you cant get across to boys and just the same with boys

    December 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  468. joel

    i think is a great i idea because it will inprove grades and the guys will not be distracted very much AND BOTH GENDER WONT BE THINKING OF THAT GUY OR GIRL

    December 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  469. chantal

    I think dividing boys and girls can help becaue they can each learn at their own paste in their more preffered atmosphere.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  470. Arnav

    I think it is a wrong idea that the boys and girls shouldn't be able to interact with each other and meet each other often like some boys I know like to play with girls and some girls like to play with boys.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  471. Kara

    By splitting classes, students will be in an environment better for learning, especially if you work better with people of your own gender. I agree that girls work better as a team and boys seem to learn better through sport linking. plus, without boys drooling over girls or otherwise there will be less "distractions".

    December 10, 2009 at 8:34 pm |
  472. PAULINA

    I WOULD SAY NO BECAUSE IT WON'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    December 10, 2009 at 8:36 pm |
  473. JACK

    I think it is a good idea to have separate classrooms because boys think different then girls. I am serious.

    Jack

    December 10, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  474. jordan

    I think that the kids should be able to choose whether they want to be split up or not, the kids who don't can be in a seperate class for the boys and girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:40 pm |
  475. Lindsay

    I don't think seperate classrooms are good. Boys and girls should study together, and they can benefit from their different ways of thinking, learning and even living. What's more important, under the same roof, they will learn cooperation,understanding and tolerance. I believe these are significant in everyday life.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:40 pm |
  476. Jenny

    I don't really care about working with guys but if girls and guys have to learn separate things cause of there ability of their brain are different than I think that is wrong cause I like to compete with each other than working in groups.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:43 pm |
  477. Christian

    seperate classrooms would be better because kids would learn quicker and there would be no competition between the U.S. and other countries.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:47 pm |
  478. cristina

    i think by doing that it prohibits students to have there own mind to do what they want to do. like me i like to hang out with boys what would i do in a school like that

    December 10, 2009 at 8:50 pm |
  479. Katie

    I don't think that there should be be different class because of someone's gender. We should be able to learn in many different ways and be able to adapt to everyone's learning style.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:55 pm |
  480. Lyle

    I think separtaing classrooms is a terrible idea. there should be ma co'ed class so the boys and girls acan ineract with eahc other an learn better. In our class in Panam we work a whole lo better when socialising with other kids.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:58 pm |
  481. McKenna

    I think that they souldn't put girls in one class and boys in the other because then girls and boys wont get to meet each other and girls will and up with only girls as friends and same with boys they'll only have boys as friends.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm |
  482. Kaylin

    Schools shouldn't seperate kids by gender. That could cause lack of respect for the other gender. Kids should be equal if one gender is taught that they are better abuse can start. Some kids pick on others becuase they are boys/girls but still that is just how things go sometimes and it usually starts in kindergarten. Though I don't like the teasing everyone is equal.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm |
  483. Casey

    I believe that classes should be separated. To some, guys inturrupt teachings and work to draw attentionto themselves. This distacts most students from their studies. If they are separated though, the test scores may be greater in average.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm |
  484. kathliene

    I think that girls and boys do learn differently, but being in the same classroom is needed. Some girls like competion, some guys like group work. Why don't the classes just do active and group learning, so everyone gets their kind of learning?

    December 10, 2009 at 9:04 pm |
  485. Helen

    it is better that kids work together, boys and girls. Thats like segregation for boys and girls.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  486. Hailey

    i think this is a horrid idea because this will cause rivalrys between the classes

    December 10, 2009 at 9:10 pm |
  487. Cayla

    While separated classrooms have their benefits, coed classes are the most beneficial. Social skills are developed more and better as students are forced to work with different kinds of people. Test scores are just one part of a good education. Developing good leadership and social skills are just as important.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:12 pm |
  488. Michael

    I would like to be in a class with boys and girls because you should branch out to boys and girls. I don't think the girls will like it very much if they are just sitting down and writing while the boys are playing games.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  489. Sam

    Even though this shows positive learning incomes for both genders, I think boys and girls should not be seperated. We should not compete to see who can learn more or have a higher grade.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:19 pm |
  490. Kendall

    I think that the single gender idea is good, as long as both genders are getting good grades.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm |
  491. Samantha

    I think they should change the methods of teaching and not the gender in classes. I want to do something active too and I'm not a boy. Also seperating the classes won't help our (students) social activity, most likely boys won't ever talk to girls and vice versa.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:25 pm |
  492. Sarah

    I think that seperating boys and girls in school is not alowing kids to experience the real world! I am not 4 it!!!!

    December 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm |
  493. Andre

    I tihnk if both of the genders are getting good grades and the students like the idea, then they should seperate the classes.My personal opinion would be to keep them together so when the students move up into college, they would be used to learning with a different gender.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm |
  494. Elly

    I don't think that gender makes a difference, as long as we try our best, I believe that we can get good grades.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm |
  495. Jade

    If the girls and boys are getting better grades while they are in separated classrooms, they should stay that way because a better education is to a brighter future.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:27 pm |
  496. Leah

    I think it is best if schools just leave the classes alone! For years people have been teaching with both genders in the same class, and it'd be wrong to suddenly change it. It'd be just like seperating white's and black's-morally wrong.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:28 pm |
  497. Audrey

    I think that It is pointless to seperate the girls from the boys, because it does not depend on the gender on how the kid learns, it depends on if the kid is focusing on his/her schoolwork or not.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  498. Jade

    I think that it's stupid and brillant because no 2 people are the same. Mabey one girl might be active and would enjoy what the boys are doing, and one might do it the girls way, but if both genders are getting better grades because of this separation it should stay this way ... but with various activities.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm |
  499. McRae

    If the teachers are good teachers, there won't be fights. If the parents are good parents, the students should be able to do their work and homework. Both genders should be in a class together in less talking about sex ed. They will be together for the rest of their lives, so they better learn how to deal with it now. Anything that might be effecting them badly by being together is either the teacher, or the parents fault for not raising their children correctly.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  500. Leslie

    It won't work if we are separated because if school is meant to prepare us for the real world then gender mixed together is part of the real world.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm |
  501. Alana

    I think that kids should not be split up by gender because some boys would have trouble in competitive classes and some girls don't like socializing and working in groups. I think the kids should be split up by how they learn best instead.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:43 pm |
  502. Maggie.

    . . . Separating guys and girl. . . i don't like the idea, one bit. If you separate the guys and girls and teach them different ways, not all the same gender learns the same way, it's more of stereotyping. I say keep co-ed classes and teachers can teach different ways of learning. . .

    December 10, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  503. Patrick

    I think that boys and girls should be seperated because each class would be suited to each and eeverybody's needs. This would allow everybody to reach their full potential which they might not be achieving now because of some disadvantages they might be experiancing. Overall, this would help the kids in the future and allow them to become who they are at their best potential.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  504. Kyle

    I think that the separation of genders would be fine, as long as they are still able to socialize during lunch and/or recess.

    December 10, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  505. Carter

    I think that if they are doing better than before than I guess it's ok.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  506. Tim

    I've had experience being in separate gender classes here in Massachusetts. I think that people shouldn't do this, because despite enhancing learning skills for different genders, it splits the relationship between girls and boys. Besides, in some classes, you might see your crush. 🙂

    December 10, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  507. Brittany

    Having girl only and boy only classes, is a bad idea. Studens would have less shedule freedom because they would have to find a boy or a girl math class that wouldn't mess up their shedules. Sepration causes even more stereotypes bcause it implies that all girls and all boys learn the same way.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  508. Paris

    I think its a great idea! I think that my school should start doing that same routine. Wonderfull idea.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  509. Mary

    To me, it really depends on the age levels. If the kids are older and they've had experience with co-ed classes, then maybe classes separated by gender would work. For example, I know this would help in my school because many people would be able to focus better if they weren't paying so much attention to the people of the opposite gender, like boyfriends or girlfriends. With younger kids, though, it would not be the smartest idea because it could limit social growth and communication with the opposite gender later on in life.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  510. Shawn

    I don't think seperate cassrooms are a good thing to do because not all guys learn the same way and not all girls learn the same way. yesterday our teacher gave us a quote i forgot who it was by but it said "To generalise is to be an idiot" That's what that school is doing and we also thought about this in class that seperating boys and girls is also being racist.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  511. Rachel

    I don't know if this is a good idea. Yeah they might be getting better grades but people learn from eachother, right?

    December 10, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  512. Eric

    I think that it is a bad idea because in the working world, you have to work with men and women. Students should start learning how to do that now.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  513. FrAnKiE

    I think it is a bad choce because the boys are mostlikely going to talk to onenother. the same thing with the girls classrooms

    December 10, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  514. chantel

    i don't think its right in some schools, in our school its fun to have a mixed group. all our teachers have to have a meeting about our class. thats how bad it is to have guys together in our class.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  515. Tammy

    Separating isn't a great idea. What if we end up growing and thinking it's not okay to be around the other gender? Boys and girls already don't understand each other. Putting them in separate environments will only make it worse. Doing so also makes this stereotypical. Not all girls act alike. Boys included.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  516. Mike

    I think school should be co-ed because with boy's style of learning and girls style of learning, boys and girls can learn different methods of learning and they can see which methods they perfer. Some girls may like to be active and some boys like to be in a quiet room.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  517. Samantha

    If you grow up seperated from the other gender, what will happen when you grow up and join the work force? You won't know how the other gender acts or how they think. It will be a major problem to work with them. It just won't work out.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  518. Katelyn

    I think that co-ed class are great because in our jobs and through out life we will not be seperated, so why should we learn that way? Plus what if a competitive girl learns better in a competitive enviroment? or a not so competive guy learns better in a more group oriented enviroment? Not EVERY girl works good in groups and not EVERY guy is competitive.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  519. Samantha

    They're stereotyping just by seperating classes! I'm one of the most competetive and least social people in my class, and if I were forced to be stuck in a group of girls where all they do is talk and no hands-on expeience, I'd leave. I go to school to get an education, not talk about nail polish and movie stars and whatever else girls these days are obsessed with.

    December 10, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  520. derrick

    I think that is a bad i deal because we whoud not be able to are girl friends. -derrick

    December 10, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  521. Jenna

    I would hate it! I would get sick of being with just girls and being isolated from guys! No No No

    December 10, 2009 at 11:03 pm |
  522. Kara

    I think that separating boys and girls in the classroom is a good idea. I go to an all girl high school and you can definitely see a higher level among us. The girls are more mature and more willing to learn. This would be more effective, but I believe that parents should have an option because this kind of learning style is not for everyone.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:08 pm |
  523. jenny

    i think they should split them up because boys are better moving and girls do not move often.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:15 pm |
  524. Stel

    I think that it is important to get a good grade, and I would do anything to get one, but I really don't care how I get it.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:25 pm |
  525. Aaron

    I believe, in my opinion and knowledge, that this kind of action will cause many negative consequences. One fact is that these children have grown up with each other since elementary school. That's a clear cut 5 years of friendship and in these early years, children are gullible to almost anything. Many of these children know about "cooties" and separating them by gender only further proves such a useless concept

    December 10, 2009 at 11:27 pm |
  526. TeReSa

    i think that having classes seperated is a little complicaded because u can't meet cute guys ......and besides not even when you are with guys in class you don't study hard .........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 10, 2009 at 11:31 pm |
  527. amarah

    Well, its good to have them seperated, but imagine how they will be in college? Wonder if they move? they wouldn't be focused because they're in the same room with other gender. It's a hard thing to decide but if the parents are paying for it, then I guess it isn't bad. But its going to get hard when they do have to have a classroom of mixed genders.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:33 pm |
  528. Becca

    there was nothing wrong with the traditional co ed classroom setting! just by separating boys from girls you are creating more conflict and unhappy students! it should remain a co ed classroom setting.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:33 pm |
  529. amarah

    Well, its good to have them separated, but imagine how they will be in college? Wonder if they move? they wouldn't be focused because they're in the same room with other gender. It's a hard thing to decide but if the parents are paying for it, then I guess it isn't bad. But its going to get hard when they do have to have a classroom of mixed genders.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:35 pm |
  530. Daniel

    It could, but then again, it could not. It all depends on whether the students would prefer to be competitive or collaborative, as the activities in each different class are based off of stereotypical results, and not everybody is part of a stereotype. It is also that co-ed classes are beneficial, because we won't be gender separated in real life.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:39 pm |
  531. Mariah

    I think that you teach to the strength of the student, in this case its how their brain works. If it works for the kids and their inproving their education, then I say go for it. Being someone who struggles in math, I would want to improve in the best way possible.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:58 pm |
  532. Rachel

    I am a girl and love sports. But I also like talking and being in a group, like every other girl I know. If gender seperation shows test scores going up, then that method is a succes. Kids go to school to learn and get smarter, and if gender seperation helps, it should be more widely used throughout our country. Regardless of gender stereotypes.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:02 am |
  533. Brett

    Oh, come on. This kind of thing that some would call "gender-diverse"? Yeah, I call it "discrimination". This is basically buying in to stereotypes. Not all girls LOVE socializing, and some guys (such as myself) don't really like competition or sports. I mean, I'm not into socializing, either, so maybe an actual CHOICE between co-ed and single-gender classes would work well?

    December 11, 2009 at 12:05 am |
  534. ~Maria Q.:)*

    My opinion is that their is no such thing as the way girls and boys learn. Because maybe some boys learn the way girls do and some girls mite learn the why boys do.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:13 am |
  535. Rachel

    Seperating genders because of how they learn is like saying "because you're a girl, we know you will have math problems", and "because you're a boy we know you will be bad at english". Part of growing up is to cope with our non-accentuated attributes, not create an environment around them.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:16 am |
  536. alyssa

    This is not a good idea because girls might not want to just sit around and do work maybe they want to be with the guys and compete. Maybe some of the guys don't want to compete and maybe they want to relax and do work. These all all different people with different likes.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:19 am |
  537. Rebecca

    Aside from the classroom, students should interact with the other sex, no matter what. Just because we learn differently doesn't mean we should be separated from each other. That also comes to play in our social lives, too. Just how will we find potential boyfriends/girlfriends other than in school? Over all, it's nice to have a cute boy in Chemistry class. If we take that away, how will our lives turn out differently than if we were Co-ed?

    December 11, 2009 at 12:23 am |
  538. Prathik

    I think we should have different classes for boys and girls because they can learn in there own way and if they learn better that way they should get to learn that way.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:33 am |
  539. alyssa

    I would not do very well if I was in seporated classes because I am a sporty and competitive person so I would be mad if I were in a seporited class. My classes are not seporated and i am very glad that my classes are like that!!!

    December 11, 2009 at 12:34 am |
  540. Amira

    I think that if you seperate girls from boys for better ways of education,you'll just make it harder on them because when they grow up, they won't exactly know what this girl was taught in school or what that boy was taught and girls and guys need to understand each other's way of thinking. To many people,it's sort of fun to get away from the annoying boys(no offense),but they will not know if other girls or boys have learned something thet will be valuable in life,and you're in a different class.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:40 am |
  541. Darrien

    I think this idea is a good one,but i mean what guy wants to be in an all guys class. And teachers might not want it that way.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:40 am |
  542. Nick

    Gender-dividing classes is a bit extreme. Not only is it a very backwards way of thinking, but it leaves little room for normal socialization to occur. Separating classes in this way is clearly stereotypical... Girls can love sports, guys can like to write things. Instead of catering to stereotypes in a world where it's hard enough to get away from them, I think "Co-ed" classrooms is the way to go simply because it allows students to develop a less gender-centralized perspective. If life was centered around watching football and being with the guys all the time, then, I think there would be definite disappointment on the girls' side of things. Incorporating these useless, generalized views into a kid's education is put simply... a Terrible idea. It's hard to believe it happened in the first place. My hopes are that the parents wake up to how this might influence their kids in the long run before this seemingly narrow-minded way of thought does anything that might have a negative psychological effect.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:51 am |
  543. Ruchi

    I feel that the separate gender classrooms are a bad idea. Students should get the same education as all of their classmates. They have to learn how to work in a co-ed environment.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:54 am |
  544. Michael

    It's not good to have them seperated because not all girls like to socialize with just girls. Girls at my school also like to socialize with guys during class. On the minus side, guys are distacted most of the time. But other people, and i mean girls, can get them concentrated in their work or listen to the teacher. If there were more girls(and i don't mean 99% of them) were in a class then boys, then boys can get more concentrated with the girks help.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:08 am |
  545. Kelsey

    Some boys don't like being competitive and some girls don't like being cooperative. The administration shouldn't be able to assume how different kids learn based on their gender. Students should be grouped by their individual learning style, not by their gender.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:18 am |
  546. Cierra

    I honestly think it could be a very useful technique and that all schools should try this. If it seems to be working don't stop!

    December 11, 2009 at 1:33 am |
  547. Rani

    Would it be fair to run away from your problems? I think this new "solution" is making a bad impression on people, especially children. It is better to make a solution to is fair rather than separating them. They should really reconsider this and the impression they are making on children, especially that boys and girls cannot cooperate together.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:42 am |
  548. Haley

    It's amazing to what lengths schools will go to just to increase their testing scores. In the end the district is only hurting itself, because after the students graduate, then what; the world IS coed.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:47 am |
  549. Rocky

    Although studies show that the above about girls tending to socialize and boys thriving on competition is true, what about the outliars, are schools actually hurting their chances to excel.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:52 am |
  550. Marc

    I think it’s bad because not all boys/girls learn the same way. Maybe a girl wants to be competitive, or a guy just wants to sit down and do work. Also, a boy could feel he has to be competitive and might stress out and skip school, or a girl doesn’t want to sit around all day. These could cause social problems at school, even if there are higher test scores .

    December 11, 2009 at 1:58 am |
  551. Melanie

    I don't think that it would be a good idea to split the classes up by gender because some girls are more competitive than guys. Also, some guys probably dont want to be in a room full of yelling and screaming. I, myself, wouln't want to be in either of those rooms. I like my classes just the way they are.

    December 11, 2009 at 2:08 am |
  552. kairo

    First of all, students are not the only ones with the problem. Teachers are part of it too. In my opinion their are some teachers that don't care about the education of the students, I say this because i have experienced this situation in the past. If you separate guys and girls i think they might still get distracted because they will like being with the same gender.

    December 11, 2009 at 2:08 am |
  553. Charlotte

    I think that having co-ed class rooms offer students the chance to interact and assimilate with people of the opposite sex. Furthermore, in many classes the differences in learning styles comes from a person not a gender as well as from the differences in genders that is offered. School is meant to get us ready for the real world, why would someone give that up.

    December 11, 2009 at 2:58 am |
  554. Summer

    I deffinetly think it would help me because I think girls and boys DO learn better in a group of the same gender. though have they asked how the parents feel?

    December 11, 2009 at 3:34 am |
  555. Taylor

    Ido beleave that girls and boys should be seperated because it they might have a girlfriend or boyfriend and would not pay attention in class as good. By the way Carl Azuz, i like student news very much.

    December 11, 2009 at 8:01 am |
  556. angelagh

    i think gender does not matter boys and girls have grown up with each other since elementary school.

    December 11, 2009 at 8:30 am |
  557. RICKY

    I think that seperating classrooms is bad for both boys and girls, because boys and girls can learn many things from each other and if they are seperated, they can't learn those things, and if they study seperated, they can make some groups against each other like "We hate boys", and principle and other teachers wouldn't like those....things happening to thier school.

    December 11, 2009 at 8:31 am |
  558. Stephanie

    I love it, but some girls are competitive too, and some boys aren't so some boys and some girls that are competitive in one class and some boys and girls that aren't competitive in another class. I do agree and I don't agree

    December 11, 2009 at 9:20 am |
  559. Audrey

    I think it would be cool because in some classes some guys think they are little clown and get ever one off track.Also , it might help some kids beacause it might be something they use at home for home work.

    December 11, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  560. Stacy

    I think the different gender classrooms would be hard for some people because if you start out in a classroom with mixed gender people you get to socialize more and you get to talk to the other boys/ girls. I think if we only had all girl classes or all boy classes most people would not know how socialize with the opposite gender. I like being in a mixed classroom.

    December 11, 2009 at 9:55 am |
  561. greg

    i think it is a great idea that they have seprate classrooms.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  562. katie

    i understand that i there would be less distraction in class, but think of all the things that you learn in class with boys and s together.you can learn how to get along with them for when you grow up.you can learn how to work things out if you have a problem. it is more educational to be with boys and s.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  563. Dylan

    I think it would be cool to have boys and girls in seperate classes and then we would be able to play competitive games and sports in class, but I also think that we wouldnt be able to talk with the girls and have fun like it is now

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  564. David =)

    I think that seperateing classrooms by genders is a bad idea. It dosent really matter boy of girl. If they want to do that, give kids a choice.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  565. greg

    if the boys get better grades and the girls do the same they schould keep the classrooms the same.the boys could play sports and the girls could dance if they learn

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  566. Justin

    I think that classes should be coed. Why seperate girls and boys in schools when they are not seperated in society.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  567. Max

    I think that if we put different genders in different classes we would probably go crazy. See, when girlls freak out, all the boys have to do is ask them to stop and they will. The teachers have no power over us if they ask so they have to threaten to do something. All the kids have to do is ask politeley and the others would. But what I learned is that it only really works if girls ask the boys, and the boys ask the girls. So if they do put opposite genders in different classes, I'm sure the school will be destroyed.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  568. TIFFANY

    I think that kids should get seperated into classes with their gender because it is good in 3 ways. First, the seperation can help the grades and education within the student. Also some girls might like the guys in their class so day dream about them in class causing lose of focus. Lastly if you seperate them they can learn at their own pace instead of diferent with 2 genders in the same class.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  569. will

    i think that boy and girls are completely the opposite and should learn different

    December 11, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  570. Guillermo

    I think that seperate gender is not a bad idea but the. Boys cannont talk to girls because they can't convnkae in class and to have boyfriend and girlfreind.

    December 11, 2009 at 11:18 am |
  571. Sarah

    I dont think they should seperate students by gender because boys can learn from girls and girls can learn from boys. Our minds may think differently but that doesnt mean that they should seperate us.

    December 11, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  572. emily

    I think if seperate classes would work for all students, it would be a really good idea. But not all students learn in the same way, some girls might learn better through movment than sitting still. I don't think classes seperated by gender is a turn for the better.

    December 11, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  573. manson

    i believe that the students should choose. Girls can learn from guy things too, and maybe guys like socalizing with other guys and girls too. so i think its a bad idea to seperate.

    December 11, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  574. Ricky

    I believe it would be worse because if girls are together there would be more drama. if guys were together there would be more screwing around and fighting amongst each other

    December 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  575. Luke

    I was in a gender specific class once and I felt the separating the genders was very unnecessary. Also segregation in schools is something we have tried to stay away from not embrace.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  576. Samuel

    It seems like an interesting way to go for classrooms. One would have to find out on a larger scale if grades were affected in any way in order to prove the usefulness of separating classrooms. However, what would the social affects be if something like that was done?

    December 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  577. Sarah

    When I was a freshman i had biology class that was separated. I dont think that it changed how much i learned because i also learn well in classes that arent separated. So i dont think that separated classes are better than normal classes

    December 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  578. Rachel

    I like the traditional co-ed classrooms. Boys and girls think differently and I love how opinions and conversations vary in coed classrooms. By separating the classes by gender, friendships could be cut off. Everyone learns from each other, and you gain important social skills from interacting with different people.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  579. Jackie

    I find it easier to work with a single-gender class, I was in an all girls class for biology and I got better grades than my other co-ed classes. Although I would rather have single-gender and co-ed classes mixed rather than just all single-gender classes, because school life would probably get pretty boring if that were to happen.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  580. Lucas

    i don't think that having classrooms divided into boys and girls would work out very well because then it would cause a whole fight about being sexist and everything.!

    December 11, 2009 at 12:17 pm |
  581. Leah

    I feel that coed classroom should be optional, but they should not be mandatory. We must learn how to interact with different types of people while still learning effectively. Avoiding "distractions" in the real world is impossible. In the real world, every gender works together so I think it is important for students at a young age to learn how to get work done, even when there is a "distraction" of boys and girls.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:18 pm |
  582. Eric

    Typically, girls and boys have different opinions and viewpoints on topics. This may not make a difference in math or science, but in english or history, where discussion is more prevalent, separation would lead students to favor their gender's typical opinion. If there was no separation, opinions would mix and be debated, and everyone would benefit more. The more perceptions one has of the world, the better he/she can problem solve.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  583. Cala

    I think schools should have separated classrooms as an option and leave it up to the students. if test scores seem to be rising by separated classrooms i think they should be offered more wide spread. some kids learn different than others and may learn better this way, but at the same time kids need to have good socializing skills in life and by having separate classes wont teach that the same.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:22 pm |
  584. Ishmael

    In the real world, men and women work together. It's a fact of life. I don't see why we should spend the effort separating them even if studies show that it provides a better education, because it even if it raises test scores, it doesn't properly prepare the youth for interacting with the opposite sex on a professional level in the real world.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  585. Heidi

    I dont really think it matters if we have boys in a seperate class from the girls. I learn the same way with boys. Sometimes they make class funner because their funny.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:25 pm |
  586. Spencer

    I really think that having separate gender classes is a pretty bad idea. I find this very discriminating. Everyone is EQUAL.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  587. Brittany

    I think that having a couple of classes that are gender separate would be a great experiment! But i think that if you have all the classes gender separate may cause for "social problems"... Interacting allows for learning and will help us in the future for our careers.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  588. Hannah

    I don't think that separating gender is a good idea. It might help them focus better now but it wont help their social skills in the long run.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  589. Emily

    I don't think it would completely help. In some ways yes and in some ways no. Either way kids are still gonna be distracted in class. Have the kids decide if they want single gender classes or not.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm |
  590. dulce

    i think this is not a good idea because were not in the old days were in 2009 now and were suppose to have freedom to talk to who ever we want and stuff..if we wanted to be seperated from the opposite sex we would have joined a school with our own gender only. by being mixed with boys and girls we are able to view different point of views and learn different things thats my opinion it wouldnt work for me atleast i wouildnt like the idea to just be surrounded by all girls

    December 11, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  591. Hannah

    Sperate gender classrooms may have worked for this school, but what if a certian guy wants to socialize, or a girl wants to be competitive? Why not let them choose the kind of enviroment they want to work in, so then everyone is fit to their favorite classroom aspect and working space.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  592. Jeffrey

    I agree that boys and girls do learn differently, but that doens't mean that all boys or all girls learn the same way. it's sexist to say that all girls are like this and all boys are like that. i think that school officials should consider this plus the students opinion.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  593. caitlin

    I disagree. I think part of growing up is having guy and girl friends. Having alot of friends, making new ones. I am a girl and most of my friends are guys, they're fun. I love them like brothers... in the good not wanting to kill or sell them way. We need a variety.
    THANK YOU, GOOD LUCK VIRGINIA:)

    December 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  594. Kendal

    I don't think that splitting up the kids in gender groups is a good idea. Some girls may not find it beneficial to be stuck in an all group of girls with a lot of socializing. Also, some girls are really competitive and would like to be able to be competitive like the guys. By splitting them up, they only get to learn one way, and I think it's important to be able to learn with different learning styles.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  595. Carly

    I think that separating girls and boys into different classrooms can't be a good idea. It may work for that school, but some guys might not learn best by being competitive, also girls might like a little competition. If this happened in all the schools, then I think we [the kids] would rebel against it, like Martin L. King Jr. Or there is always the idea that the teachers wouldn't like the noise from the guy classroom, or the quietness of the girls classrooom. Teachers need some fun & quiet time just like students.

    December 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  596. josh

    anyways, if we do this "discrimination" it will give the U.S. a bad reputation. but it will cause less fights and arguments between gender.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  597. hannah

    its really cool that people are like that but i would totally love to have all girls in my class

    love hannah<3

    December 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  598. Amanda =:^)

    If I had a decision, i would go with the other schools and separate the classrooms by gender. They might be on to something!

    December 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  599. amber

    I think that Boys and girls should be taught together because, in high school and college im sure they will not teach separately. it is pretty much setting them up for failure.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  600. Diane

    In our school we find that the only people who really are against the separate gender classes in numbers are the boys. Parent, teachers and GIRLS love it.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  601. Zane

    having separate classes may take up more space in the school but it would help all the kids learn better in a steady inviroment and it would help us get better test grades like the NWEA tests. Also they would help us get better grades on our ISTEP. If the people that run the school and the parents, students, and the teachers and staff think it would help then they should try it out and if it doesn't doesn't work then go back to the first way they were doing it.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  602. Tracy

    Data-driven decision-making allowed us to “pilot” gender blocks three years ago. Believe me – the decision was not without much scrutiny from parents, school board, and general public, however we found that we were not meeting ALL students’ needs.

    As the school counselor, I brought data to the administration, which for many people might have been “swept under the rug”, but the principal took the data to the building staff – and we made a crucial decision that we could not even let one student slip through the cracks. We were doing the same old, same old kind of thing with students’ education and getting the same results. Something had to be done.

    Our gender block classes for 7th graders consist of language arts/reading/ and social studies. We give our students’ and parents’ a choice of boy/girl/or mixed block. This block meets for approximately 3 hours each day and allows for much teaming and collaborative work on the part of students. For the remainder of the day students are in co-ed classes and have numerous opportunities to socialize.

    As a result of this decision, we have noticed significant improvements in the climate of our building: 1) dress code violations decreased, 2) academic performance increased, 3) “mean girl” bullying decreased, 4) girl drama decreased, 5) both genders were ACTIVELY engaged in their learning, and 6) annual assessment results increased for both genders!

    I am an advocate for this type of scheduling – only in that it provides CHOICE! Our students seem happier, less stressed, counseling issues have been reduced – and I attribute it in part to the decision to “think outside the box” and not being afraid to try something new. For our students, this decision was a good one – but we used data to make this decision. I encourage people to use their data to determine if this is a good fit for their situation and not to join in this movement just because “everyone else is doing it”!

    December 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm |
  603. Zane

    i would love to have separate classes like the kids on cnn student news. the guy that doesn't agree is just angry that everybody else agrees with the school.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  604. Angel

    I think it's terrible to have the classrooms seperate. To have girls do bookwork and guys do games. It's insulting. I am a girl and I act very much like a guy. I would have loved to toss a ball then be able to answer a question. I think that just beccause girls are more mature than guys, that that gives them a right to just let them play games while work our butts off. We have boys and girls in the classroom so that way we don't care who's a boy and who's a girl. So that way we don't think that cooties are real. And so that way in the real world we can all get along. Everyone is the same and equal. What they are doing is sexism

    December 11, 2009 at 1:55 pm |
  605. Omar

    I think classes should not be seperated because that would make some of the student uncomfortable.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  606. cedric

    i think classes should be separate because it not going be right . It going to be stupid.

    December 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  607. Treyvon

    i think not because kids deserve to learn the same thing.

    December 11, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  608. Alex

    I think that schools shouldn't seperate by gender because I would have to be put with the boys because I can't sit still for over 2 minutes. Some boys I know wouldn't like the noise. For me it wouldn't improve anything because the boys that are bad are just bad and nothing can change that, and the girls that like to talk just like to talk and you can't change that at my school there's just nothing you can do.

    December 11, 2009 at 3:04 pm |
  609. Melanie

    I think separate classrooms does not help learning because i have many boys in my class and everyone in my class is a good student. Also im not a big fan of writing and i love competing and sports. Dividing people by gender is just wrong!!!!!!

    December 11, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  610. Jimmy

    I think they should not seperate kids. I just think it would be weird in a all boy classroom.

    December 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  611. Shelby

    I agree with Brett and Samantha. i can see where in some classes- like PE and Health- that having single sex classes is a good idea, mostly for the sake of privacy and not getting embarrassed. But otherwise, it's stupid. if we grow up not learning to interact with the opposite sex, what do we do when we go to college or get a job? I'm friends with a couple guys, and if we were seperated, it would really be a loss. besides, this would lead to people fighting over which gender is smarter, stronger, more mature, etc.- even more than they already are.

    December 11, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  612. Kyle

    I believe that students should be together in a learning environment because learning from your peers whether they be a boy or girl is a great experience for a future career, because your going to have to work around others.

    December 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  613. Mrs. Savannah's Class

    We decided to answer this question as a class and it sparked quite a controversy among us. We have several arguments both for and against gender separated classrooms. You see, we are in a gender separated classroom. This class is entirely female, so we have quite a bit of experience with this issue. One aspect of this that we like is that girls are not as easily distracted by relationships with boys when classrooms are separated. Also, co-ed classes may lead to attention-seeking behavior. An all girls' classroom also forces us to get over our differences and work together. Furthermore, not as much arguing occurs because boys are often the topic of our arguments.

    However, we agreed that just because classes are separated doesn't mean that teachers should use one learning style only just because most girls or most boys learn in a certain way. Also, we think that having all girls in a class can lead to more gossip and clique forming drama. We believe that this situation does not contribute to real world learning because in the real world you will be forced to work with and learn with the other gender. While we like our all girls' classroom, we definitely see the problems that occur from separation.

    December 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  614. Josh

    this would be awesome it would help me learn and concentrate i would work a lot better learning the way the school in Virginia does

    December 11, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  615. Kimin

    Important!

    I think there should be an all-boys calss, an all girls class, AND a coed class. Students can choose if they want to be in a one-gender class or a coed class

    December 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  616. kyle

    why do that. it will just cost more money and i so disagree with that idea. just like brett said, it's discrination. I agree with Brett's comment. i think it should stay the same. it would be boring just to have all boys in the same room all at once.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  617. Hannah

    Having seperate classes for different genders can come in handy – for those who need it. I think it should be avalable to people who want or need the help that comes with it. At the same time, I think that genders should mix in a class to let kids have a real world expierence.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  618. Lindsay

    Sure, STUDIES SHOW the boys like games, the girls like working in groups, but will EVERY boy like games, and will EVERY girl like working in groups? No, of course they wouldn't. It's a steriotype, like the gentleman was saying, I know I like games and i hate working in groups. It would be unfair to me, and theres probably boys out there that are the opposite of me. So it isn't a good idea.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  619. Brandon

    Well I don't think that it would be such a good idea and will cause more damage than it will do good because then the opposite sex will be less familiar with how to corrospond with the other and will set wierd standards for real life.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  620. Maggie

    I think that people aren't stepping back and actually thinking about what they are doing. In life you aren't seperated by gender, so if you raise a child that is used to having things fit to their need then they'll grow up and be so used to that, that they don't understand how to comprehend a different way of teahing. If school is about preparing yourself for the future, why would they prepare us for failure?

    December 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  621. Thomas

    I personally feel that separating students based on gender, because of reported test gaps, is a load of bull. While boys and girls may learn differently, it is in no way acceptable to teach to those ways by separating them. It's a sexist ideal to teach boys and girls by different standards, especially because it promotes even more sexist ideas and beliefs. Supporting stereotypes to make things look better is never acceptable.

    If the school wanted to boost it's test scores, it should focus more on teaching more to the class and less to the school, if that makes sense. Focus on the students, not the image.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  622. Lily

    I don't think separated classrooms are a good idea because learning with the opposite gender will help us to grow more mature and also the teachers could split up the classrooms so we are in classes based on our ability levels in that subject.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  623. Cassidy

    Some Americans are bias, but this is like segregation. You are being seperated, from a group because of your gender. That shouldn't be because in the real world that is not how it is. K-12 grades are about preparing yourself for the next grade or the future, but if you grow up in a single gender classroom, you will not know how to hand real life. I thought that a school was supposed to help you, 360 degrees, in and out. But if they are hiding you from the truth, aren't they hurting everyone?

    December 11, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  624. Lily

    I don't think separated classrooms are a good idea because learning with the opposite gender will help us grow more mature and teachers could split up classrooms and students based on ability level.

    December 11, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  625. M.L.R

    I think separate class rooms are a good idea! It's ture that boys learn better with more movement and competiton, and girls learn better in a cozy, and socializing enviroment. Co-ed classrooms can be distracting, Virgina school is doing good!

    December 11, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  626. Amy

    i dont think we should be separated cause not all guys like sports and some girls like group activites and some dont were all different and some girls might have a best friend thats a guy and a girl who have a guy best friend. so no we should not be separated!!

    December 11, 2009 at 6:57 pm |
  627. john

    its a bad idea cause if you have a class filled with onley boys it would be a dissaster. if theay fool around a lot with onley afew it would be worse with a hole class filled with boys same thing with girls.

    December 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm |
  628. Ann

    I don't think that there should be gender-based classrooms. I have many guy friends as well as girl friends. In classrooms is the only time I get to talk with them. If the classrooms are gender-based, I would only have friends that's girls. Plus, when I'm older, there would definetly be men in my job. I would have to cooperate with them but I may not know how most of them act.

    December 11, 2009 at 7:29 pm |
  629. josh

    if it works for some kids do it with them but for others go to the old fason way

    December 11, 2009 at 7:44 pm |
  630. Blake

    I think that seperate classes are a good thing because boys never have to say ew because they have to sit at a all girls table and not at
    a table with boys.

    December 11, 2009 at 8:36 pm |
  631. Kaylon

    I'm a girl and i like sports; But i also love to talk. An from the way it looked the guys had more fun than the girls did. I would rather be doing somthing fun than sitting in a boring class all day. If you are like me, I get distracted kind of easy. It would be easier to get off track if I was just sitting and doing work all the time.

    December 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm |
  632. Luisa

    I think that if we separated our schools by gender, we would only experience our lives with the gender. We wouldn't assimilate anything about cooperating with the opposite gender and we wouldn't really be prepared for an adult life because we wouldn't know how to collaborate or be with the opposite gender. For example, if you spent your whole academic life with an only boy school, girls would seem like aliens to you!

    December 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm |
  633. Kirby

    I don't see the advantages to this. Having co-ed classrooms strengthens social life and communication, between cross genders.

    December 11, 2009 at 9:40 pm |
  634. Dusti

    I think that people should have a choice on weather they are in Co-ed classes or not. Let the kids at the school decide what way THEY think they work better and let them work that way. If they work better with people of the same gender then let them work like that but if they can concentrate, and do the work in class rooms with both genders then let them work that way.

    December 11, 2009 at 9:47 pm |
  635. Cameron

    I think that this is not a very good idea because even if we do learn differently by gender we should all learn the same way. If we did do this we should at least get to choose to be if we want to be seperated or if we want to stay with boys and girls.

    December 11, 2009 at 9:51 pm |
  636. Liz

    This whole think is a load of bunk. Not all girls fall under the "girl" sterotype. Nor do all boys fall under the "boy" stereotype. Telling children who don't fit with that stereotype that they are supposed to learn better this or that way is just creating a greater opportunity for America's youth to think that something makes them not normal. With all the pressure and stereotypes the media inforces on the nations youth it stupid that adults within a classroom setting would just add more. Not only is there already the pressure of performing but pressure being put on how learning gets done is just terrible. I for one would not work well in the "girl" room. Girls just like boys need stimulation and soft lamplight light isn't gonig to do that it's going to put me to sleep. That drops test scores. Thinking you're not normal becuase you don't fit a sterotype drops test scores. So not only are the test scores damaged but the child's self esteem. Plus, what are they supposed to do when they get to highschool and college where that non-coed classroom isn't even a possibility.

    December 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm |
  637. Eric

    I think that boys should be seperated from girls because both genders learn in different ways.

    December 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm |
  638. Harvey

    Some Kids Work Well With Other Genders And Some Dont.

    December 12, 2009 at 12:12 am |
  639. Stella

    if a person is willing to learn it will not matter what classroom you put them in. Wether they are in a co-ed class or only in one gender classroom the kid that is willing to work and get good grades will do his/her work. Separating classes by genders will not help the students that simply don't care for learning. There is no point.

    December 12, 2009 at 1:46 am |
  640. Bob

    1st of all, the same gender classrooms are created based on statistics saying that boys learn one way, girls learn another. Statistics mean nothing to the individual, and I know that I would not do well in the classroom designed for boys. And second, school as just as much a social learning center as one for reading, writing, and algebra. Being seperated from the opposite sex would rob you of chances to develope certain necessary social skills. This plan is like cold medicine: it treats the symptoms, not the cause.

    December 12, 2009 at 2:10 am |
  641. claire

    i think this is not a very good idea because,some kids are girls and there best friends are boys and some kids are boys and there best friends are girls.
    And they wouldent be able meet after school because the school leader people, are trying to to make schools 12 or 13 hours a day .

    December 12, 2009 at 9:36 am |
  642. Emily

    I think that while boys' and girls' brains are definitely wired differently, gender is not the determining factor in how people learn. For example, I learn visually, while my friend Madeline likes studying with colors. I think schools would be better off if they divided students by learning style and learning speed, so that each class would be able to move at a pace that works for all the students in it. With general ed, it is impossible to find a pace and/or style of teaching that suits everyone, but I think there are better ways than single-gender classrooms.

    December 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  643. Carlos

    Having to separate boys and girls in classrooms might sound like a good idea if it were actually improve their ways of learning. But in the real world, people are not separated by gender, most of the jobs have no requirement of been separated. So why would this be good? It just leads to a lot more stereotyping between people in this world. Not all boys are competitive, and not all girls are quiet and like soothing classrooms. This is just not traditional, just a theory that wouldn't work.

    December 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  644. Domanik

    i dont think most kids would say yes i mean why even do it all school's are already combined so why hastle trying to

    December 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  645. Meg

    i think that school is made for learning and if gender separation would help us improve in school then we should have an option of being able to do this. Plus i think that kids should also be able to make the choice if they would like to do this or not. some kids are doing great where they are now, but other who are struggling might want another choice. i think it would be great to do this, but not to force kids into doing it if they are doing fine where they are.

    December 12, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  646. Hannah

    I attend an all-girls high school. As I read the other comments kids have posted, most tend to think that single-gender classes would be less beneficial in preparing us for the "real world." I on the other hand think that the all girls school that I attend is preparing me for the "real world" better than any way I could imagine. I have come to realize that it makes me want to have a stronger voice and opinion in anything and everything. Most girls in the school agree that they focus a lot harder on their school work since there are not boys to distract us.

    December 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  647. Samantha

    I think there should be seperate classes for girls and boys. I think this because it could help improve test scores and it might stop boys vs. girls conflicts during school.

    December 12, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  648. Slava

    I think we should have seperate classrooms because the genders are the most important choice to have in schools.

    December 12, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  649. Ross

    I belive that being in seperate classroms would be a good idea. For example when I sit at my desk I like to fidgit. Like tapping on my desk, or bouncing in my chair , but sometmes it annoys other people, but if I were in a classroom with just boys I could get rid of some of the spare energy I have by doing competitive challenges. Also, sometimes I kind of like having boy time. Because if you make a boy joke in class girls will go "EWW". And who gets in trouble? The boy. If you have 2 seperate clasroms boys won't have to be all cramped up in a desk for 6 hours, and girls won't have to be annoyed by us fidgiting.

    December 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  650. Mareille

    I think this is a good idea, but it wouldn't be good for the students to get used to not being around the opposite gender.

    December 12, 2009 at 11:48 pm |
  651. Doug

    Co-ed classroom should sty becuase it boosts most peoples social life, if guys were in the same class as guys they would olny know how to act in front of guys, and same with girls.

    December 12, 2009 at 11:59 pm |
  652. Delila

    -I think being in same gender classes is a type better of education.Actually, i attend Woodbridge Middle School and i am in the same gender program.
    Girls are coopertive,calm,and can work in groups.Unlike boys,they like to run around and play with stuff.

    December 13, 2009 at 12:01 am |
  653. Joshua

    I think they should be of both genders because that would be kind of wierd to have just boys in one class and girls in another

    December 13, 2009 at 1:24 am |
  654. Collin

    No way, just because people learn differently doesn't mean to put them in different classes 😀

    December 13, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  655. Isaiah

    I persoally think that its a bad decison becasue in the end we'll end up having a tough time comunicating with the oppiste sex later, and I already have problems with that so no thanks.

    December 13, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  656. Josh

    I think being separated by gender would be nice but not necessary. It has much to do with how the boys and girls act. I believe we should be separated for a few classes each day... to have relaxation time.

    December 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
  657. Bryan

    I personally think that to view this issue in a worldly and the real world view, I think the separation of the classes may issue more conflicts between the two gender groups. Friendships may be broken due to peer pressure in which each gender group "leader" forces ones to not be friends with the opposite gender. I disagree in the act.

    December 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  658. Desiree'

    I think it's good that girls and boys are seperated because sometimes the class gets a little out of hand. Then the teachers get fustrated because the kids won't listen. So, ya like I said, i think it's good that girls and boys are seprated.

    December 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  659. Morgan

    I don't think it's a good idea to have seperate classrooms for boys and girls. What if some students like to learn the same way as other students. What are they going to do then?

    December 13, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  660. JUSTIN!!

    i think class rooms should have boys and girl because when you get older you might have to work with them.i'm serius:)

    December 13, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  661. JAZZY !

    It is a good idea because boys and girls have different minds and think different.

    December 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  662. Katie

    I think that people are being stupid because the boys and the girls are not being treated equally. Some of the guys might need to learn from the girls way and some of the girls might need to learn the guy way!

    December 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  663. Kaylee

    I think they should give students the chance to choose which classroom environment they would prefer. You can't just assume that girls like this and boys like that.

    December 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  664. no ones girl

    i dont think thats rite. we need to stay in the classes with all kinds of people. boys and girls. they can have one class a day that is just boys or just girls. but not all the time.

    December 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  665. Claire

    I don't think that classrooms should be seperated because I don't think testing with dim lights and candles would help me because it just sounds stupid, and who cares what gender you are?

    December 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  666. Dave

    I think Seperating classrooms by Gender doesn't help at all...I happen to know this because I was in a Single-Gender classroom before, and I sure didn't get along with girls that way.

    December 13, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  667. kathryn

    Classrooms should not be seperated. Having co ed classrooms provides an equal learning expierience for both boys and girls and exposes both genders to new ideas that may or may not be stereotypical for one gender. Not to mention having classrooms co ed prepares a student later in life for the work force, as most jobs aren't divided by gender.

    December 13, 2009 at 9:52 pm |
  668. Ivy

    In my opinion, Co-Ed classrooms are better for students. When students are separated based on gender, they'll most likely have problems talking to the opposite gender later in life. This is due to the fact that they'll have spent most of their childhood in classrooms with only girls or boys.

    December 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  669. Megan

    I don't think that having gender based classrooms is a good idea. Everybody is different, so therefore, everyone has a different learning style. You can't just assume that girls learn one way and boys learn the other.

    December 13, 2009 at 11:38 pm |
  670. Pikachu

    I think it's bad that they seperate classrooms because if they seperate classrooms, they have to use a lot of money making seperated classsooms. -_-;;

    December 14, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  671. Watson

    ...we decided that it is not the gender that makes difference in the classroom, but that it comes down to how many friends you have in class. They all agreed that having different genders in the room is more like the real world. Having friends in class is what is distracting.

    December 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  672. Watson

    My students in my class all believe that coed classrooms are the way to be taught. Their most valid point is that the real world is coed so, so should the classrooms.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  673. Watson

    My class believes that all classrooms should be coed. Education is a personal issue. If a student does not care for their education they will be a distraction to the class regardless if they are a male or female.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  674. Joey

    This is a good idea. Boys can get discracted from there school work by thinking about a girl, same for girls.

    December 14, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  675. Daniel

    i don't think they should be separated because what if there in coed all the time and there only allowed to be with girls that would be kinda sad

    December 14, 2009 at 8:49 pm |
  676. emilY

    I think separate classrooms is a bad idea beacause if kids are with their own gender they will have lots of simalaraties and start to talk about other things when their suposed to do thir work and get distracted.

    December 14, 2009 at 8:52 pm |
  677. NAM

    I think they should ask the kids which environment they want to be in.
    I really think it depends on the person because some girls are competetive and are good at math, and some boys like to be in a quiet environment and like creative thinking.

    December 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm |
  678. Julia

    It isn't fair to separate girls and guys in different classrooms because of their gender. What you're doing is putting them in a box: The girls have to be good at writing, they have to be less advanced in math, and vice versa. Plus, later in life, if you've only been in same-gender classes, you won't be used to it.

    December 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  679. mackenzie

    I think seperate classes is not right.

    December 15, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  680. Bryan

    No,my school already have sepret seats on the bus,gym
    and at heath we dont need more.evan if you hug
    you get a referral so we shoud not get more

    December 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  681. Austin

    I think it would be awesome to have your friends in one class and have the girls do their girly stuff in their class

    December 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  682. Michelle

    I think it's a good idia because, students have different minds they think differently.For example boys mostly like spots and they can be really competetive .Girls are mostly quit.Sometimes they can get distractied and talk to one another.

    December 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  683. Chris

    I think it will damage his career

    December 16, 2009 at 9:47 am |
  684. Mark

    The ultimate sexist thing to do is to separate boys from girls in a social enviroment. I don't know who appointed this law, but it was very wrong

    December 16, 2009 at 10:10 am |
  685. Tiffany

    I think that they should seperate the classrooms by gender because boy and girls learn at different paces and ways, so if you seperat them girls might get better grades and so as boys.

    December 16, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  686. Bibart

    I think sex is irrelavent to class rooms. I mean a boy and a girl should be allowed to be in the same class room. I don't think i would finish high school if there wasn't girls, because thats why i wake up in the morning. If you take one sex out of a class room then there will be more right ups because people will be texting to someone they like a lot more just because they don't see them every day! And who knows how a lot of testosterone will act in one class with no female order in the room. There will so many fights and the boys will only talk about sports and not work.

    December 16, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  687. Hope

    i think seperating classrooms is wrong,divding people apart means they do not experience the time they spend with their class mates.and if you do not spend with other kids and accosiate with them then your not experincing the real world.

    December 16, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  688. bubbles

    thats stupid why would you wanna go in diffrent class rooms

    December 16, 2009 at 12:20 pm |
  689. Dillon

    I think separation should be for private schools that choose to do so only because we need to be exposed to all kinds of people now, opposite sex included. If we are not exposed, we won't know how to interact with the opposite gender later in life.

    December 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  690. dick

    they should have both genders in a classroom

    December 16, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  691. amanda

    I don't think that girls and boys should be separated from classrooms. This could be a good idea in some ways but i am in high school and i think it would make school way different if we separated boys and girls. Some ways having a class separated would be alright for example sex education is a good class to just have one gender, but not every class.

    December 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm |
  692. Amanda =

    I think that the classrooms should be split according to gender, because girls are more understanding when it comes to mistakes, but to boys, life in school is like a competiton, and if some other person messes up, they aren't as understanding.

    December 16, 2009 at 1:47 pm |
  693. jordan

    i think he should not be able to golf what he did was totally wrong

    December 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  694. jordan

    no

    December 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  695. Jennifer

    I think it is a very good idea to have single gender classrooms because then guys want to be talking to girls and distracting them and some girls also with guys. In the other hand if they are separated they will be more into the subject and learn faster because guys and girls think different and learn different. I think it is a very good idea to have single gender clasess eventhough i am not in one i would like to be in a single gender classroom.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  696. Aracely

    I think separating classes is both good and bad because if you separate the girls from the boys they will be trying to communicate a way or another. They might also have discipline problems with settleing down, because being together boys with boys and girls with girls they will communicate over board without having to settle down.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  697. Angelica

    I think for some kids it might help but not for everybody. Because everybody doesn't learn the same way, so why would you split them up if it's not going to help them. It would be pointless, and a waste of time. If you really want to split kids up I think you should really watch them to see how they learn best before you put them in single gender classes.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  698. Sheniquez

    ITHINK THAT ITS A GOOD IDEA CAUSE THE GI=RLS CAN CONCENTRATE MORE BY NOT BEING DESTRACTED BY THE BOYS AND WE LEARN MORE THINGS AND PASS THAT PARICULAR CLASS. I WISH I WAS IN A SINGLE GENDER CLASS SO I COULD BE ABLE TO TRY IT ONCE IN A WHILE.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  699. Julio

    i think thwy shouldnt seperate the kids and put them to single gender because either way they will be distracted boys will be talkin to their friends and girls will be doin the same. In an all male class their will be more fights because not all of them are goin to get along with each other. Even if u seperate them they wil be still distracted no matter what. Single gender should be only for private schools not for public schools!!

    December 17, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  700. Marcos

    if they make this to all the schools im droppin out

    December 17, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  701. Pancake

    In my opinion, it really doesn't matter to me. Either way if it was a co-ed class or single gender I wouldn't pay attention. Everyone just wants to have co-ed classes because of the obvious reason that the opposite sex is attracted to one another. If it benefits one person doesn't mean it benefits the rest.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  702. Alan

    i hate that idea that should be remove, i prefer to work with girls , is the best way to learn.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  703. Laura

    having single gender classes is a good idea because like that boys & girls would not get distracted, and be more comfortable around eachother. Then they can hang out afterschool with evryone else they are not around during school. 🙂

    December 17, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  704. Jose

    Single gender classes might be good for now but wont benefit their social life in their future. The people wont know how to communicate with opposite sex. What would happen with their jobs are affected by this communication is very important in my oppinion.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  705. Mark

    seperate classes might work it all depends on the students u pair u if u put a all boys class n they happen to kno each other very well dey might talk all class. Same for girls if they happen to pair up with their friends they will gossip all class. The seperate classes should be the students choice because it might work for some or it may werson some. a perfect single gender class is a class full of dedicated students "Nerds" they may like it because they no longer have distractions.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  706. Ryan

    I think single gender are good, but only have it for your worst two subjects, but the single gender class are not for me but they may provide the help some kids need to be sucessful

    December 17, 2009 at 10:37 am |
  707. Houston

    i mean the only reason i come 2 skool is cuz of the girls

    December 17, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  708. Rosalinda

    I believe that the single gender classes can help many teenagers with the distraction of now these days! Im in high school right now and I have only one single gender class and only in that class I feel I can express my self out loud!! 😉

    December 17, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  709. eMiLy

    I think single gender classes are good for some students. For some it might help students concentrate more on their studies rather than who's the cutest person in the class. But there are some students that don't work well in single gender classes. there may be some students that rather have different gender classes because thats what they're comfortable with and students work best when they're comfortable.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  710. Marcos

    the only reason i come 2 skool is cuz of them females without them being in my class i dont know what else will motivate me

    December 17, 2009 at 10:41 am |
  711. Diane

    I dont like it, bacause it wouldn't be interesting and it would be boring.

    December 17, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  712. Anonymous

    I think gender class are are ok but it ant for everybody

    December 17, 2009 at 10:49 am |
  713. abc..

    dont do that

    December 17, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  714. Travis

    Single or mixed gender is gender. I dont think that should matter about your education

    December 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm |
  715. Robert

    I believe that single gender classes are great. It gives you an opportunity to actually get involved in your studies instead of worrying about the non-important things like females or vice-versa.

    December 17, 2009 at 12:49 pm |
  716. Laura

    i think is better to just go with the idea i mean in my views it will work and can improve their grades

    December 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  717. SWEET

    I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IN A WAY FOR SOME PEOPLE THAT WORKS BUT FOR OTHERS ITS NOT THEIR THING. BESIDES WERE DOING A GOOD JOB AT OUR SCHOOL AND WERE ALSO TRYING IT OUT IF IT REALLY WORKS AND IT HELPS ME GET MY GRADES UP IM WILLING TO GIVE IT A SHOT........

    December 17, 2009 at 12:53 pm |
  718. ????

    you shouldnt do that because students arent gonna feel comfortable

    December 17, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  719. ana

    I really don’t care because its all the same to me .
    I see no deference bbetween that I know that I will steel have the same grades I have right now .
    But if other people aren't okay with it its normal.

    December 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  720. Mary

    There are both pros and cons to separating classes based on gender. On one hand, the individuals will not be as timid about asking questions if they're among their own gender than they would if the genders were combined. However, the problems that come up deal with the ability with genders to connect with each other easily and them being distracted by thoughts of the opposite sex and how to get to them. Having the genders combined gradually teaches them how to interact and deal with each other. If you take that away, how will they know what to do in a social situation? And if you take something away that has always been there, do you really expect them not to yearn for it and not to try to think of every possible way to get to it again? I do not agree with the view that boys and girls are hardwired to learn differently. No one learns in the same way as another person. Each individual is different and has their preferences on how they do things.

    December 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  721. Rubenella

    I can not believe that we as a society is just now realizing the importance of single gender classes. Obviously boys and girls are different both physically and mentally. They are both separated in gym class, so why not the classroom? In a natural human society where we live as nature intended. Teeenagers would be the very prime of life, and this still holds true today. Teenagers are the foundation for our future and why would we not try something that could possible enable them to surpass the current generation.

    December 17, 2009 at 12:58 pm |
  722. ana

    My teacher is not against the separating both genders and he is always nagging about the girls about all doing wrong and that it douse not affect the people in the future it but It does but at the same time he might be right .

    December 17, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  723. Ashtin

    As far as I'm concerned, boys and girls should be able to learn together. Sometimes it may be distracting, but some people enjoy having both boys and girls in one class. It would be weird otherwise.

    December 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  724. Melany

    I think that single gender classes is a good idea because it makes the students concentrate better on what they are doing. I think it makes the students feel like they have more space, and they feel more comftortable. on the other hand i think it is also a bad idea because it inhibits their ability to interact with the other gender. The students are going to be so used to interacting with their own gender that when it comes to associating with the opposite gender they are not going to know how to act.

    December 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  725. john

    cory is the best there is the best was and the best there will ever be at SHHS

    December 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  726. Pham

    I think single gender classes are pretty brilliant, but it needs to be optional. Students should not be forced to be in a single gender class, but teachers should send a letter to the parents to agree if the student should be in the single gender class.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  727. Carlos

    single gender classes should only be optional, because some students are not influenced by by the opposite sex

    December 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  728. john

    i think that single gender classes are pretty good for students who need them i think they are good ideas

    December 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  729. Melissa

    Hi, my school are doing gender classes & to tell you the truth it really dont matter but there doing wrong thats my opinion. Yes been in all girls in one class you get more educated but what if theres a fight beentween girls some guys would stop...BUT girls wont...? right???

    December 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  730. Carlos

    These classes are a good idea for some because some students get too distraction in class. And fallin behind in school isn't a good idea so why not try your best so you stay up with everyone else. So if these classes prove to bring grades up they should continue to grow...

    December 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  731. Marlenn.

    I think we shouldn't have these single gendered classrooms. This isn't how the real world out there is. People males and females interact with each other all the time being separated in different classrooms won't help out the future because maybe people would get used to just being with their own gender and not know how to interact with the other.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  732. Gladys

    I think that this may be a good idea for some people but for some other people it might be stupid...no one should judge this program until they try it for themselves...so im not going to say its a bad idea because i do not really know but i think we should give it a chance and then decide if its good or not...maybe we could get better grades and focus more in class if we were in separated classrooms we wouldnt have to worry bout looking stupid infront of the opposite sex...i say we give it a chance and not judge if we dont know...

    December 17, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  733. Daddi

    I think separating classes has its ups and downs. Some ups are that we learn better in separate groups. The down part is that we are only in a class room with only people our gender and I don like that to much. My school is actually separating the eight grade but not in this way. The only difference is that we are in homerooms

    lol its really stupid too....... .. ; ) : ) ; ) ; )

    December 17, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  734. Evelyn

    I think is an exellent idea &at the same time torture from what i see. I never had a single gender class but at least I hear from many students that they have better grades and improved themselves.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  735. Bridgeth

    Well i think it might b a good idea..but then at the same time no...because being in a class with nothin but girls..or guyss...might cause problems to..u kno how some guys dnt get along or girls...but at the time it might b a good idea..if the grades ever go up..

    December 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  736. Brittany

    I thank its really good for me because im doing better then last year because i was doing bad in my math class now im passing!!!!!

    December 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  737. Aceneth

    i think that some classes should be single gender and others should be co ed.
    that way, the students can experience both.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  738. Beverly

    I think single gender classes are beneficial to some extent but I'm personally more used to coed classes, and therefore wouldn't like it if coed is completely abolished. In fact i'm in a single gender class at my school and its ok, like any other class i have. I'm ok with both single and coed classes though i could see problems with coed, especially with boys trying to tease and play with you,etc.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  739. Esmeralda!!

    My opinion about single gender classes is neutral. I think its everyones individual choice wether or not they would like to be in a single gender class. Because being in a class with both genders in it doesnt bother everybody. To some people this doesnt seem to be that big of an issue. And others are just going along with what everybody else says is better. It's nice to know that it actually does work for some and makes them feel more confident.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  740. Yesenia

    I think separate is not right

    December 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  741. Anonymous

    I dont like the idea of seperating boys and girls, I did good on my school work with having boys and girls in all my classes since my first year in high school it made me see things not only in a girls point of view but a guys too each gender have seperate ways of thinking and having both genders together gives a variety of different perspective on any subjects and when having just one single gender you only get the views on that specific gender. Yes you might not get distracted as much with a single gender classroom but think of it in the long run when you go to college you're so use to having only girls/boys in a classroom when you go to college you'll have both genders you'll get more distractive then you would of if you had both boys and girls classes in high school or a middle school because it'll be a new experience. Oh and plus my teacher is obssesed with single gender classes so i dont like the idea.... 🙂

    December 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  742. Belen

    i think it should be an option.
    i have a single gender class, and we do our job and say focus on our work. i have't really seen a difference in my greade since last year, maybe because im actually good in english. but i still think it should be an opinion if we would want to stay in a single gender class. othe students "think" they do better in regular classes. i say both are good points of view....

    December 17, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  743. Yeimi

    i think that separating boys and girls is a bad idea because all girls like to spend time with guys and been separate it doesn't mean we are gonna learn more.

    December 17, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  744. josue

    i have one single-gender class & it's not really helping...........

    December 17, 2009 at 3:03 pm |
  745. alejandro

    I think that it is a good idea to do seperate gender classrooms if grades continue to improve. I like the idea of interactive learning fo us boys.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  746. Mark

    I think that it sucks because when guys act together they think they can act all stupid..guys are guys and when there is girls u dont act all out of hand plus i would rather be in a class with girls that have nothing but guys

    December 17, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  747. vicente

    i think its wrong cuz its boring and there are no girls!!!

    December 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  748. Mark

    Its stupid

    December 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  749. Evelyn

    i think seperating gender classes is a good and bad idea. good because you will be with guy s and get along well but boring cause there wont be any girls around.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  750. Mario

    i think in single gender class going to work and everything but when all the day's passed all the student going to hate it because its going to be boring cause we dont have gurlz on the classroom and they going to be boring.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  751. Gerardo

    i dont like it! because i dont like to be in all boys class.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  752. Gills

    I dont really like the class because i think i get to distracted. The reason why i say that is because when all guys are around eachother they always play around, we just do almost whatever we want to do. And then when you are around girls, guys tray no to look stupid and when we are around eachother we do the stupidest things ever.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  753. Miguel

    I think single gender classes are going to work in the begining but later on when months passes by there are going to get tired of the classes, even if the students get better grades.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  754. EFRAIN

    I THINK THIS THING ABOUT THE SEPARATED CLASES IS WORKING SO GOOD FOR SOME PEOPLE AND FOR OTHERS NOT SO GREAT. SOME PEOPLE GOT USED TO NORMAL CLASES BUT THIS IS A GREAT IDEA, IM A STUDENT AND IM TAKING ONE CLASS LIKE THAT AND ITS GREAT IT REALLY HELPED ME

    December 17, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  755. Marco

    i think its boring because no girls are in the class with us

    December 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm |
  756. Chino

    It help out with my school work and it mostly fun. It helped build confidences. This is good for the core classes.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  757. Antho

    I think separation should be for private schools that choose to do so only because we need to be exposed to all kinds of people now, opposite sex included. If we are not exposed, we won't know how to interact with the opposite gender later in life.
    They should have both genders in a classroom, I don't think that girls and boys should be separated from classrooms. This could be a good idea in some ways but i am in high school and i think it would make school way different if we separated boys and girls. Some ways having a class separated would be alright for example sex education is a good class to just have one gender, but not every class.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm |
  758. BOB

    I THINK IS GOOD HAVEING SINGLE GENDER CLASS BECAUSE YOU LURN BETTER.

    December 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  759. irv

    i don t think this is a good idea because it does not make for a real world enviroment it makes girls and boys not learn how to interact whit each other

    December 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm |
  760. Reaper

    I hate it because all boys&girls sould be as one not in different class's

    December 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  761. Adrian

    Is not a good class to be in beacause they are boring

    December 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  762. soldado

    single gender class-rooms has it's pro and cons. Most student like the single gender class-room which i can agree, but some students don't like it i don't blame them. Over a period of time students can get bored of just communicating to your own genre. In the other hand students get more focused in school and get better grades. I'm saying this because i'm one of the students stuck in a single gender class.

    December 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  763. Alejandro

    I think that seperating classes is ok but the students would miss opportunities to socialize with each other

    December 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  764. Raphael

    No, no, never. If that happens to our state, I'll be quitting my school and move to Canada. That will eliminate my chance of getting my girlfriend!!!

    December 18, 2009 at 1:54 am |
  765. Raphael

    🙂 😦 Get the meaning?

    December 18, 2009 at 1:57 am |
  766. Draven

    I don't think it matters whether your in seperate gender classes, it all depends on the independant student and whether or not they are willing to learn

    December 18, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  767. Mia

    I think they should not be separated by gender because it's bad for their social skills with the opposite gender. Yeah, maybe you make more friends,but in an all girl classroom I would be pretty bored. I may or may not matter how the student does as of education but that's the student themselves and how they want to do in school. If they want good grades, they have to be willing to work. It's not completely true that they learn better in a single gender class. They might, they might not. It all depends on the student and the student alone.

    December 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  768. Lily

    I don't think it's a good idea to seperate genders, because people need a chance to socialize with the opposite gender.

    December 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  769. beth

    i don't think it's a good idea to separate genders because in real life you aren't separated so why should you go to school thats way different than life. isn't the idea of school to get you ready for life?

    December 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  770. annaliese

    i think that they should not seperate clases because it would be wierd and its not like that anywere else so why make it that way in school and some people would not be able to be with thier friends.

    December 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  771. MP

    I think it does not matter what teachers think as long as we can learn some thing

    December 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  772. travis

    i think every school should have separate classrooms because boys would fool around to much and girls would be distracted.

    December 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm |
  773. Mason

    I think coed class rooms is a good ideia because in life will you you ever be in a solid boy or girl work place like really come on give us a break

    December 18, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  774. Linnea

    I think co-ed classes are a good thing. The world isn't seperated by gender, or anything. Why put this into a class room? I learn better with other genders in m class room. I think this is sending kids the wrong message.

    December 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  775. Mr wiffles class

    This is a bad idia because evryone is going to be together anyway so why not start now.

    December 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  776. Rebecca

    I think it would be good to have boys and girls in different classrooms so they can focus on their schoolwork and if they are focused they can achieve and if they are not focused they could get a bad grade.

    December 19, 2009 at 12:05 am |
  777. Danielle

    I think it would be good to have boys and girls in different classes so you can focus better on your schoolwork and reach their full potential.

    December 19, 2009 at 12:14 am |
  778. Anonymous

    I think that kids shouldn't be separated by gender or race. America worked so hard to stop people from judging and by splitting the kids your starting over the problem that separated us from race

    December 19, 2009 at 5:35 am |
  779. Hiroki

    I totally disagree with this separation. Also, I must say teachers and scientists who applied this separation to a school have quite narrow perspective. The first problem is, as many people mentioned above, if students of each gender got used to this learning environment, they would find it difficult to integrate with each other in the society. A school, especially a class room is an important place for young students to learn to live with people of different gender. The second point is there must be no remarkable difference about how male and female students learn a particular subject. It definitely depends on individuals rather than gender. Some male students are quite competent at language; on the other hand, some female students are very good at math and science. It also depends on cultural aspects. In India, there are many people who are competent at calumniation whereas in Japan the number of students who're majoring literature is lager than those who' re majoring math in high schools or universities. Have teachers and scientists ever counted how many male are good at math in this world? There must be more aspects about this topic. Gender never becomes only a reason to explain how differently students learn. Moreover, this separation can be a new type of sexual discrimination. Each person has her or his own preference to do activities. This separation strongly restrict their preference. Also, what if there is a student of Gender identity disorder. This separation can be torture to him or her. This program is so insensitive. Therefore there are more disadvantages than advantage about this separation based on gender.

    December 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  780. Morgan

    I think it is a bad idea to seperate the classrooms because when the students sre out of school they are not going to be seperated. When they marry or start a real job, they are going to have to work with other genders and they will have to learn with other genders and they shouldn't learn to be seperated when that isn't how the world works.

    December 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  781. Tyler

    If we have boy/girls classrooms we'll be sorta confused when we are working in the real world

    December 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  782. sam

    it's just bad i think separating kids because i won't see my girlfriend anymore

    December 22, 2009 at 6:46 pm |
  783. Matthew

    Yes. It'll keep boys from being distracted by girls in their class.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  784. Rachel

    I agree with both sides. Separate classrooms could be good for many different reasons. For example, I know some loud, obnoxious boys drive me crazy. Also, everybody learns different. It would also be easier to talk about things with just girls or just boys in the classroom. Teachers wouldn't have to worry about boys and girls doing anything bad.
    I also think there are some negative things about this idea. For example, I am friends with many different guys. Also, things would eventually get boring without boys to make everyone laugh. Overall, I think this would be an okay idea as long as boys and girls only had class separatly. I would still want to have recess and study hall together,

    December 25, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  785. JiMmY

    Separate classrooms would be better because coed classrooms defeat the main purpose of school; coed classrooms brings distraction for either gender so it a lose-lose situation for students and teachers because theres is nothing been taught and nothing been learn't. Anyways why does either gender need the opposite gender in a classroom to learn?

    December 29, 2009 at 12:48 am |
  786. Krystina

    I don't agree with separate classrooms because in coed classrooms, everyone sees DIFFERENT opinions. In boys and girls. This is about education not relationships. Being in separate classrooms means that the class will usually get the same answer. If I were in an all girls class then we would see the SAME idea, which to me is bad. If we see DIFFERENT ideas, that is good. Boys and girls think differently. 🙂 🙂

    This Is My Opinion. 🙂 🙂

    January 5, 2010 at 2:03 am |
  787. KC

    i think they should serpeate the classrooms because some girls and boys dont get along with eachother!

    January 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  788. Madeline

    I think it is kind of a bad thing to separate boys and girls because we won't be separated for our whole lives, why do it in schools? We have to learn to get along while we are young to understand each other when we are older.

    January 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  789. Lakiyah

    I don't agree because coed classrooms help us in so odd way. In the real world boys and girls sren't going to be seperated so why do it know it 's teach boys and girls that theres only one opinion in the world and it's of the same gender. Next there going to say that girls can't have male teachers.

    January 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  790. Soyeon

    I'm already in a class like that and it's quite efficient. Teachers teach us in quite different ways. For example, they discipline boys actively and strictly. But girls, freewheelngly. It may seem sexual discrimination, but it's helpful for us.
    However, it also has bad spects. there's not that much relationships, which is very important to our social understanding, between boys and girls.

    January 6, 2010 at 6:16 am |
  791. Ruth

    I strongly disagree with this decision. It would be kind of boring without both genders in the room. Some guys are really funny and without them, classes would be really boring and i would get tired and just want to go to sleep.

    January 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  792. Michael

    I believe that separate classrooms would not be beneficial because then the genders would sit there the entire time thinking of each other and not paying attention. Plus the fact that the students need to be accustomed to each other as they grow up and when they work the jobs will not be seperated by gender. People should get accustomed to each other and learn to contain themselves while around others.

    January 6, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  793. Louis

    Personally, I think that separate classrooms would be boring, and they wouldn't help the cooperative boys or the competitive girls.

    January 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  794. Harley

    the answer to your question for me would probably have to be somewhat of a bold No. when in a co-ed classroom it may be hard to thinks, but it would help you develope social skills that would probably benefit you in, time to come. Although with concentration comes better grades and a shorter learning time, you may want to spread it out so each topic can sponge just as much as another topic. i do not want a gender seperated schedule, because to me, my social skills are important.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  795. keyana

    I think that it depends on how you act around different genders of people.I think it is best for you to be with different genders so you can get used to both girls and boys.this is about education not relationships.And it would be boring.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  796. Dylan

    I think it would not be cool to have seprate classes by gender.Although it would be fun cause maybe we could roghhouse a little bit more.So idon't like that idea under my opinion.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  797. Alazae'

    In my opinion seperate classes are bad. It would be hard on both genders because they wouldn't be able to learn more about each other. Girls and boys like to be in the same class.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  798. Jaquez

    I believe that there shouldn't be any separated classrooms. People are used to there being both boys and girls in a classroom. If this changed, it wouldn't br the same.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  799. Alexandra

    I think that seperate classrooms is a bad idea. Some people like to hang out with the opposite gender more than theirs. Later in life, both genders are going to be together anyway so why seperate us?

    January 7, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  800. Michael

    I dont think there should be a seperation between males and females. The reason why is motivation. When a male like a female or a female likes a male they would like to "seem' intelligent and try to answer all the questions and pass more tests. Therefore, both girl and boy would study more and try to pass more classes.....

    January 7, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  801. Diamond

    I Both Disagree And Agree With The Idea. I Disagree Because I Believe That They Should Be Able To Learn How To Get Along With The Opposite Gender. I Agree Because It Would Be A Better Learning Enviroment Without Being Concerned About The Opposite Gender.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  802. Jaquez

    I think boys and girls shouldn't be separated. Boys are used to there being the opposite sex in a classroom. If you took the girls out of a classroom likewise with the boys, the atmosphere would be different. Nothing would be the same.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  803. Blair

    Based on my opinion, I think co-ed classrooms are benifcial to both boys and girls because school prepares us for life and in life we will not be seperated by gender.Co-ed classrooms help students develope communication skills. Therefore i believe that co-ed classrooms are something that should not be changed.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  804. V-Chanti

    I think it would be a bad idea because there would be a fight bound to happen.If we wanted to be in an all boy or girl class then the I think the parents would have take them to an all boy or girl school.So it wouldn't help at all.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  805. jessika

    I think that this would be a bad idea because you never know what would happen. The boys could have a fight with each other and so can the girls have a fight. I really don't know if this could happen to my school.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  806. Roderick

    I think thats not right because its not right for boys not to be around girls because I think boys concentrate better with girls in the class.
    When girls are around we get to partner with them with them which helps us with cooperation and teamwork, and it helps us to work with
    in the future.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  807. Quintavus

    I think that girls and boys should be in class because they will be together in the real world. Also they will have to get used to each other. Last but not least there can be alot of fights.

    January 7, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  808. Jaelyn

    Personally, I believe I would probably go crazy if i was in a classroom filled with girls. I'm in middle school and that's when adolescence and hormone levels rise. So if there is a classroom filled with girls, there would be alot of drama. Guys kind of balance out the environment. But if there is a classroom filled with guys, ther would be an urge for dominance. Keep co-ed classes!

    January 7, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  809. Michael 1

    I believe that separate classrooms would not be beneficial because then the genders would sit there the entire time thinking of each other and not paying attention. Plus the fact that the students need to be accustomed to each other as they grow up and when they work the jobs will not be seperated by gender. People should get accustomed to each other and learn to contain themselves while around others.

    January 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm |
  810. jeremy

    i dont think they should be separated becuase they could feal bad becuase the guys and girls could think the smart is separated from the stupid.

    January 7, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  811. Muffi

    I think that we should have seperate classrooms because then everyone will be less distracted by the opposite gender and less focused on dating and that stuff and more focused on their work. More often than not the people in some of my classes whisper to eachother to see who's dating who, or if this person likes that person. I know that alot of people are just trying to socialize, but class time isn't the time to do it. Plus, being in different classrooms would help make sure everyone is learning in the most efficient way.

    January 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  812. Thomas

    i think that co-ed classrooms are just fine, i mean yes i have never been in a non co-ed class except for health and that class was very disruptive. In a way the girls keep the boys in line because 1 there is always going to be that girl that you are trying to impress so you wont act stupid or inapropriatly, and 2 the girls make the class what it is, if there are talkitive girls then there will be a talkative class, but if the girls are quiet the class will be mostly quiet depending on the girl to guy ratio.

    January 8, 2010 at 12:59 am |
  813. stephanie

    I think it migt be good but it has to be fair.The boys jest cant have fun well the girls work. So maby it wont be good.As long as its fair it would be great.So boys and girls can get good grades and go to a good collage

    January 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  814. Miranda

    Seperated classrooms would help out in the long run. But, i think its better to have boys and girls in a classroom to help guys, and girls get better at communicating with eachother. I believe that aside from education, relationships are also very important.

    January 8, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  815. Katie

    I think that seperate classrooms would not be a beneficial as some people say they are. Sometimes girls aren't as comfortable around other girls depending on their pasts, so it would be good for girls and boys to be in the same classroom. Also, if classes were to be divided up by gender, students would not be able to grow as much socially because talking with the opposite gender is something that everyone is going to have to do at some point in their life, so you may as well start early so it doesn't feel awkward or new.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  816. brenna

    there is the good and the bad the boys won't bug the girls which happens to much at our school but my only friend is a guy so i would like be miserable. the teachers in the younger grades would say word things like 5 princesses are at the tea party 3 come late how many princesses are there or some thing with super heros plus bad guys or some thing so no for older kids like 5 grade+

    January 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  817. Christian

    I am in a co-ed classroom and if it was switched to a gender classroom then it wouldnt be as much fun. If it was switched we would learn as much as we did before. So why switch it?

    January 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  818. Aman

    I think that boys and girls should have classes together because your able to interact with everyone. There's no harm in it. It's basically the same as having all of the same gender in your class. I don't see a point in same gender classes at all.

    January 10, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  819. joe

    I think that is a dumb idea, I could not be around boys all day. I think if my school did that i would switch to a different school. I think if they did that there would be more fights because your surrounded by the same people all the time. Girls are a good thing to have around and i don't think we should be separated.

    January 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  820. Sarah

    I don't think that they should sepperate the boys and the girls because there isn't a problem with both genders being in the same class. Sepperating the genders wouldn't change or do anything to grades. It would probably create problems, all girls in a room= gossip and rumors, all boys in a room= loud talking and rough housing. They should keep the genders together because somehow it balances out.

    January 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  821. micheal

    i think we should have all boy and allgirl classes cause when the brake for lunch they would see their friend.

    January 11, 2010 at 8:38 pm |
  822. Jesslyn

    I disagree with seperate classrooms. I believe we should see different opinions from all differen't children. Gender should have nothing to do with learning/teaching somebody something. If you just had girls in a classroom you may not know how to interact with the males as well, as you would if you did see/talk to them daily. In the future when we attain a job, we will work with the opposite gender also.

    January 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  823. Mujahid

    I think that boys and girls should sit in the same classroom because if the girl knows one thing and the boy know another they could join forces and both have a good grade

    January 11, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
  824. marja

    no seperte class rooms tomboys out there would be with sissys like ohh that was my costum disign manchle pencle or my lipstick smuged and gangs of boys and girls would have 0 time at school together and we would start to change in what we like untill we don't know each other and homwork takes up most of that time any way

    January 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  825. Sean

    I never thought that seperation would effect how we learn. I dont think that its agood idea however because I have friends that are girls and friends that are guys. there is no interfeace in how I learn with either of them.

    January 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  826. Joseph

    I’m a student who participates in co-ed classrooms. I think it would be beneficial to my studies to try a classr with just males.

    January 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  827. Zac

    I think it would probaly help if we where seperated becouse it would keep us foucused on one thing, like learning

    January 12, 2010 at 5:50 pm |