Sex-stereotyping is rife in single-sex classrooms in U.S. public schools. Boys are encouraged to move around, girls are told to sit still and think in terms of cosmetics and wedding dresses. This is why the ACLU victory in West Virginia is so huge.
Public schools are experimenting with single-sex education on a small scale, but the nation’s biggest pilot project in California has shut down. A study found some benefits to girls and boys but said the schools failed to address gender equity.