Dr. Sax, director of NASSPE, says that Monique and her classmates are more comfortable in a same-sex environment due to biological differences between boys and girls that should not be ignored.
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in biology, Dr. Sax began the combined M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn in 1986 with a Ph.D. in psychology and the M.D. degree. He went on to do a 3-year residency in family practice at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Since completing that residency in 1989, he has been in clinical practice as a family physician. In 1990, he launched in suburban Montgomery County, Maryland, about 30 minutes northwest of the District of Columbia. He practiced in the same location, serving families in the same small town, for 18 years (1990 - 2008). In May 2008, Dr. Sax retired from medical practice in order to devote himself full-time to his work as a writer, a father, and an activist for gender equity (this last category includes his work leading NASSPE).
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According to statistics provided by the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE) website, single-sex schools break down gender stereotypes. Girls are most likely to study computer science and technology in single-sex education environments than girls educated in a coed facility. Furthermore these girls are more likely to compete in and excel at competitive sports than are girls attending coed schools. Boys attending single gender schools are said to study more openly renouncing the notion that studying and academic success is “not cool.”