Theodore Sauyet English Persuasive Essay Single-Sex Education is Wrong Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live in a world without girls, only guys? Or vice-versa? Not speaking to, listening to, or even seeing them in any way? Can you imaging the stress level that yours would rise to? The horror of not being able to tell someone you love them (unless you are homosexual)? That you couldn’t laugh and tell jokes with anyone but the members of your own, old, and boring gender? This is what sending your child to a single-sex school would be like. And that is why single-sex education is wrong. It is unconstitutional, and even if it wasn’t, there are the problems with availability of qualified teachers and money. Single-sex education is wrong because it is unconstitutional. A common argument that is stated by many advocates of single sex education is that it will decrease harassment, sexual or otherwise. However, according to the “California Study SingleSex Schools No Cure All”, “Harassment and other problems common in co-educational schools do not necessarily disappear in single-sex schools.” Harassment still continues, in and out of schools. “Whenever there are people,… there are hierarchies,” this was said by Yakeo, a biology teacher in the book Liar by Justine Larbalestier and is portrayed as a wise person in the book. So people will get harassed, unless they are an island, and no man is an island. The California study also found that it is difficult to comply with state and national laws about child equity n education. This means that the laws, which were made by our very outstanding government, are already tipped against single-sex education. Plus, according to “Single-Sex Education: The Pros and Cons,” “Single-sex education s illegal and discriminatory, or so states the American Civil Liberties Union.” This proves that a powerful group in our government is against single-sex education. Then all the people who support single-sex education all assume that these teachers have knowledge of teaching styles aimed at just girls or just boys – not aall teachers have received this formal training. Even “The Promise and Peril of Single-Sex Education Public Education,” which is heavily biased for single-sex education, admits “There was no significant improvement in grades or test scores.” This means that it lacks the ability to even improve anything academically. This is probably because of the following quote from “Single-Sex Education: The Pros and Cons,” “The teaching style promoted by advocates of single-sex education could be ineffective (at best) or detrimental (at worst).” This would explain the same grades at single-sex education schools. The same article also state that “Few educators are formally trained to use gender-specific teaching techniques.” And because of that, teachers trained to be of good use in single-sex schools are hard to come by. This couple with lack of resources, means that a single-sex school would be much harder to start and keep running efficiently. It would also be much harder to get parents to go to a single-sex school than a coeducational school. Would you, honestly, send your child to be cooped up in a building that was only males or only females? So, it would require much more money than a coeducational school. Speaking of money, the gap between students of a socioeconomic difference is much greater than the gap between girls and boys. It’s the difference between the Grand Canyon and a sidewalk crack! In the end, single-sex education is not proper because it is unconstitutional, not enough teachers could use it effectively, and it’s too expensive. The traditional coeducational environment is superior in every way. This little rebellion of single-sex education will be smoothed over like an annoying wrinkle in your best dress shirt. Even the United States of America is ironing the future of your children. So tell your children to pack their books and their pick-up lines, because they will be going to a traditional school like they always thought they would!