One of the strongest arguments made in support of same-sex education relates to the benefits for girls. During the middle school years, pre-teens become more attuned to where they fit in the social order. For many girls, this means that being perceived to be “smart,” particularly in math and science, is not an asset. As such, they begin to “dumb down” in math and science to become more desirable to the male sex.
It is no wonder, then, that I was thrilled that Hidden Figures (2016) by Margot Lee Shetterly was turned into a feature film.
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