“Well people who go to a same-sex school definitely spend more time with the same gender. Most of their friends, maybe all, will be the same gender. I think its important to be around both genders, you wont become uncomfortable around the opposite gender and you'll know how to deal with both kinds. I'm not sure if this is true but maybe you'll grow up a little faster.”
Tom Fennell on Oct 7, 2011 at 00:28:34
“My experience of co-ed school was that was where men and women learned to compete, nurture sterotypes and be enemies. This was not the case at same-sex school, and by college people were at a level of personal development where they could become real friends.
A study based on separating children for a few minutes which purports to evaluate same-sex education is a sad, prejudiced farce.”
“"I was the kid who wanted to shun school and travel the world." Same. I've been fortunate enough to go many places and want to continue traveling. The way I see it I'm in school 10 months out of the year and if I can do my home work on the plane, then why the hell not? Life's too short to stay in one place the whole time.”
racingwinds on Oct 7, 2011 at 22:08:47
Same here! I've had so many incredible opportunities and have a hard time remembering that I'm still 16 and in high school! I get bored if I'm stuck in one place too long. I like a change of scenery!”
“What you said is something I think about and argue all the time. Last year in my Bio class the most interesting discussions were on current events considering genetic cloning or the environment. The class participates more when the topic actually affects them and its not something that happened 200 something years ago. The reason we all come here is because we want to be informed on whats currently happening. At school I'm force fed information so that I can get a good grade. Yet I've learned more from Google about life skills than I have in school. Thanks to CNN I actually know whats going on in our world and not the 1800's. Yes the information we get in school will help us succeed but knowing how to get through life, whats going on now and affecting us is just as important.”