Separate Schools

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State Senator Mickey Switalski has been trying for six years to push his bill to allow schools to create single sex schools, one for boys and one for girls. His long wait is over as the chair of the Senate Education panel tells News 10 he will hold that hearing next week.

Some educators argue by separating the sexes, young female students in particular do better in math and science. However the civil rights group, the ACLU, has opposed this in the past and successfully blocked four schools in Detroit.

A poll of the committee members shows the measure has some support but it’s unclear if there are the three votes necessary to report it to the senate floor.