The Spero Forum website reports today (May 22, 2012) that the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has asked the Florida Department of Education (DOE) to investigate single-sex programs throughout the state.
In a statement, the ACLU contends that the Florida DOE's "programs appear to violate federal and state law by forcing students into a single-sex environment, relying on harmful gender stereotypes and depriving students of equal educational opportunities merely because of their sex."
Howard Simon -- the Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida -- said "All children in Florida have a right to a quality education, but programs that are based on stereotypes do a disservice to our kids."
The ACLU letter may lead to a lawsuit, or a complaint against Florida's DOE. The ACLU plans to conduct more investigations on single-sex education programs -- similar to the one in Florida -- in other states soon.