The Importance Of Discrimination In Education

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Discrimination is an element that has been reintroduced into the education system. As Title IX established in 2006, publically funded educational institutions are required to provide students with equal opportunities for education without consideration of sex (Title IX, 2015, para. 2). While the amendment grants fair education to all United States citizens, some schools believe that combining males and females in the classroom has become a hindrance to students’ learning capabilities. Thus, certain educational establishments have created exclusively male and female schools, resembling the historical equivalent of only-male schools. Although some educational institutions have attempted to segregate students by sex, coeducational institutions provide students with the most efficient academic learning environments. To battle the rising concern for the United States’ future of education, some institutions have implemented single-sex classrooms. Students from the United States have portrayed a lack of competency with other global students in areas such as mathematics, reading, and science subjects. International statistics portray this trend: “The most recent PISA results, from 2015, placed the U.S. an unimpressive 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science” (Desilver, 2017, para. 1). The PISA, which is the Program for International School Assessment, aims to test fifteen-year old students on their academic abilities in math, science, and literature. The test results

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