Finding a Better Path for Your Child’s Education

Equality is a difficult concept. It might not seem that way at first glance. After all, isn’t it just the idea that everyone is born equal? That, at least irrespective of illness and the like, we all have similar potentials. And there’s obviously truth to that as we enter into the workforce. In our adult life equality is obvious. One simply needs to look around the world to see people of every race, gender and age achieving some measure of success. 

It’s something that every parent thinks about at some time. No matter whether one has a boy or a girl a parent will want them to do their best. However, one should pause and consider an important point from our earlier example. When we look at equality it’s usually in the context of adult life. We usually consider equality between men and women. We seldom move the discussion down the age range to look at boys and girls. 

And anyone who can remember their youth can attest to the fact that both genders approach things very differently in the early years. Just in terms of physical ability there’s often rapid shifts. Girls can be larger one year and just a handful more they’re smaller. And that’s not even looking at how different genders approach education. 

There’s more and more evidence piling up that a single gender school produces better results for students. And examples such as an all-girls catholic school Bowie MD  would seem to back that up. Of course, there’s more to it than size. 

For better or worse, we all carry around certain stereotypes. This is true for the adults in a school. It’s usually done unconsciously. But in a mixed gender environment a teacher will often pay attention to one group over another. English teachers might favor the girls while science teachers favor the boys. And likewise, this can often be seen in the students as well. Even more so when they get to be of a certain age and want to impress particular classmates. 

But all of this changes when genders are segregated. And with our previous example of a catholic school, there’s also the issue of tradition. People tend to work well when presented with a strict framework to build upon. And the catholic school tradition has a lengthy pedigree behind it. Most of the difficult issues have been long solved at this point. And when many other school systems struggle with the idea of gender separation, catholic schools already know how to work with it. 

The end result tends to be happier students. Students who are confident in their abilities before they’re introduced to the larger world. Students who consider themselves people first, and not anyone defined or limited by gender. Parents who didn’t go through this school system often find themselves confused or put off by it at first. But one needs to really look at the results. Because the students who come out of that system really do tend to stand taller than their peers.