So now Dubya wants to encourage single-sex public schools. Whoopee. Another education gimmick with very little evidence to back it up.
It may be that some boys and girls are better served by a single-sex educational environment, but all children are benefited by true educational choice, which is the one item Dubya has refused to push because he knows it’s a political loser. Parents are in the best position to decide whether their children require single-sex education, and in a competitive educational marketplace, such options would arise to meet the demand. Tinkering with the current educational morass is just more rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.