In the Media: Single-sex Schooling Is a Bad Decision

A Pitt Meadows public school defies research by making one kindergarten class all boys.

Dr. Charles Ungerleider writes about single-sex schooling and why it makes for bad educational policy, in an article published at TheTyee.ca.

Davie Jones Elementary School in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district has responded to a demographic quirk with a bad educational policy: segregating boys in a single-sex class.

At the school, 32 of the 40 incoming kindergarten students are boys. Rather than attempting to divide the students into classes with an equal proportion of boys and girls, the school has formed an all-boys class of 16, a co-ed class of eight girls and nine boys, with the remaining seven students enrolled in a Kindergarten-Grade 1 split class.

Read the full article here.