EAP Prompt Due Friday for Periods 1 and 5, Saturday for Period 2
Respond to the following released EAP prompt. You will take a similar writing test this week.
“Some leaders in Washington D.C. want to change the educational policy meant to ensure ‘gender equity’ in education and encourage the expansion of single-sex education, either in separate schools or in classes. This is sure to bring howls of protest from groups dedicated to integrating the sexes, whether or not integrating them makes sense or, in fact, is even fair. But many educators contend that boys and girls both do better when taught separately. Teachers can focus on academics and let kids develop social skills outside of the classroom. Consider that private schools, which are often single-sex institutions, send a higher percentage of their students to college than do public schools. Therefore, making single-sex classrooms an option will go a long way toward improving education and perhaps close the gap that is growing as more women than men go to college.”
Explain Affo’s argument and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with her analysis and conclusion. Support your position, providing reasons and examples from your own experience, observations or reading.