Give boys a chance to learn alone: The many benefits of a single-gender education

Students at the Eagle Academy for Young Men in 2008

BY DAVID BANKS / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013, 4:01 AM

In September, the Eagle Academy Foundation will open a new school in Harlem: a school for boys only, from grades 6 through 12.

We expect, along the way, to encounter charges of gender bias — and, perhaps, litigation — from the American Civil Liberties Union, which has already launched or threatened lawsuits against a dozen school districts, claiming that single-gender public schools violate equal-protection laws.

In La Crosse, Wis., just this year, the threat of litigation by the ACLU recently persuaded Central High School to abandon plans to offer single-gender classrooms for first-year English and algebra. Read whole article: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/give-boys-chance-learn-article-1.1274135

David Banks, CEO and president of the Eagle Academy Foundation, is a COSEBOC board member

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