Thu April 22, 2004
Fayette County Will Divide Core Classes
By Alabama Public Radio
Fayette, AL – Fayette County public school students will begin participating in gender-divided classes in August. The Fayette County School Board voted to separate boys and girls in core subject classes. Superintendent Reba Anderson recommended single-sex classes in math, science, English and reading. Boys and girls will continue taking elective classes together.Some educators have expressed the belief that single-sex classes are more comfortable for students, prompting them to speak up more often and participate during class without being distracted by members of the opposite sex. Educators will determine how effective the classes are during the 2004-05 school year and will then re-evaluate the decision.