The_Right_to_Participate_in_Educational_Activities

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Amin Parth Amin October 4, 2008 Expository Writing 101 The Right to Participate in Educational Activities A few decades ago, everyone in the USA did not have equal educational rights. They were said to have “separate but equal” rights, but it was not that way at all. Eventually, the Supreme Court ruled that by the 14 th Amendment, the African American students have the right to get an education at whichever school they wish. The same scheme should apply to all-female and all-male schools. Single-sex schools are detrimental to the intellectual, emotional, and psychological development of the young people who attend them and the young people who are excluded from them. Single-sex schools are also a violation of the universal right to equal treatment and equal educational opportunity. In the article “ The Naked Citadel ”, written by Susan Faludi, Faludi explains why single-sex schools are in clear violation of the universal right to equal educational opportunity. She also explains how the Citadel is infringing on women’s right to equal education by not letting them enroll into the school. I agree with Faludi, single-sex schools should be abolished because of how detrimental they are to the intellectual, emotional, and psychological development of the young people who attend them and the young people that are excluded from them. Single-sex schools are very harmful to the psychological development of young people today. One reason that single-sex schools are detrimental to the psychological development of young people is that by going to a single-sex school, the young person will have trouble communicating with the other sex in the future. For example, in the article “ The Naked Citadel Faludi explains how many of the cadets were in the closet homosexuals. I feel that this may be a 1
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Amin result of always being surrounded by males. They never have any contact with the opposite sex so they are more comfortable with the same sex. Many cadets like drag queens. This occurs because inside they like the way a female looks but they simply feel more comfortable with a male. If they did not go to a single-sex school they would be able to interact with females contentedly. “The proper terminology for The Citadel,” a customer at the bar named Chris said, “is the Closet.” Up and down the bar, heads bobbed in agreement. “They love faggots like me.” What he meant by “like me,” however, was not that he was gay. That night looked
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