Monday, November 07, 2005

No Girls Allowed

In Chicago, they're going to open a single sex high school for males only:
The Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men must be approved by the Board of Education this month, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Mayor Richard Daley plans to open 100 schools in the city in the next five years. Plans for the next two years include a virtual elementary school, a high school operated by the University of Chicago and a high school stressing business entrepreneurship.

Urban Prep would be located inside Englewood High School. Backers say it is aimed at a group that has the lowest graduation rate of any in the city.
Who knows? Maybe this will help, though I think what ails inner-city schools has little to do with the gender of the students. But at least worth a try.