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WE ASKED YOU: WOULD YOU PREFER TO LEARN IN A CLASSROOM WITH ONLY STUDENTS OF YOUR GENDER? AND IT WASN’T EVEN CLOSE! 73% OF YOU SAID NO!

LET’S SEE WHY THAT IS BY OPENING UP OUR INBOX!

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CHARLES FROM SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL SAYS IT’S ALL ABOUT EQUALITY, WRITING:
I VOTED NO IN TODAY'S POLL BECAUSE I THINK IT WOULD BE BORING TO BE IN A CLASS WITH ONLY BOYS, AND TEACHERS WOULD TREAT US DIFFERENT THAN THE GIRLS AND TREAT THE GIRLS DIFFERENT THAN THE BOYS. I JUST WANT TO BE TREATED THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE.

ANNA FROM SILVER LAKE ELEMENTARY AGREED, TELLING US:
ALL PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE EQUAL EDUCATION NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE. IF MY SCHOOL SEPARATED BOYS AND GIRLS I WOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. A LOT OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE BOYS AND THEY ALWAYS MAKE ME LAUGH. I WOULD HATE NOT TO BE ABLE TO LEARN WITH THEM.

MRS. REGEDANZ'S CLASS AT SAINT MARYS WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL VOTED A UNANIMOUS NO – CLASSMATE TILLIE SAID:
JUST BECAUSE BOYS AND GIRLS ARE DIFFERENT THEY SHOULD NOT BE SEPARATED. WE CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHERS' DIFFERENCES. BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE CLASSROOM AND HELP EVERYONE LEARN.

BUT HELENA FROM MEADOWLAWN WAS ONE OF THE FEW YES-VOTERS. SHE WRITES:
I SAID YES BECAUSE BOYS DISTRACT GIRLS AND THE OTHER WAY AROUND. PERSONALLY, I WANT TO GET A GREAT EDUCATION BECAUSE I WANT TO BE A JOURNALIST AND TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM. ALSO, BOYS DON'T DO THAT WELL IN ENGLISH AND GIRLS DON'T DO THAT WELL IN MATH AND SCIENCE SO IN THE CLASSROOM THEY CAN ZERO IN ON THOSE SUBJECTS AS WELL AS TEACHING OTHER SUBJECTS.

BELLA FROM HERITAGE ELEMENTARY HAD A CONVINCING ARGUMENT, SHE WROTE: I VOTED YES BECAUSE GIRLS THAT ARE CRAZY OVER BOYS WON’T GET DISTRACTED IN CLASS. AND NO FLIRTING!

THANKS BELLA, AND THANKS ALSO TO CHARLES, ANNA, HELENA, AND TILLIE. YOU ALL MADE SOME CONVINCING ARGUMENTS!

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