That's my main issue with single sex education- it may garner better results than mixed education, but at what cost? It's not right to have a sexual apartheid (ok, I'm being over the top here) when people are at such a formative time of their lives. You have highly educated people who have no idea how to interact in actual society.
I feel the same about the ridiculous attempts in various religions to cover up women and make them some foreign unknown- it only leads everything to fuck up.
So anyway, I read this entry on Jezebel in support of single sex education, and this was my response:
NO. No no no.
I went to a girl's school. It is the worst way of bringing someone up. To put them in a sterile environment devoid of half of the population that that person will encounter in their adult life, making the opposite sex an alien to them- it's so SO victorian and counter productive. You might get better grades, but you won't set them up for real life well at ALL.
I am sure that there is agreat deal of 'grass is always greener'ism here, but still, if I ever had kids, there is no way IN HELL I would put them into single sex schools. It's tantamount to human rights abuse!! :o
(ok maybe not that extreme)