Bumble was founded by Whitney Wolfe, a cofounder of Tinder who left in 2012 and filed a sexual harassment suit against the company (Wolfe later settled out of court).
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It was clear to me and my classmates 40 years ago, as we gazed out the window during English class in our all-boys high school (a Catholic seminary) and watched the teenage kids from town “making out” on a stone wall; at least it was clear to Father Ignatius, who would threaten a “bastinado with salt rubbed in the wounds” if we didn’t focus on the sentence that needed diagramming.
“We can concentrate a lot better without boys,” is a comment I heard dozens of times in the course of researching this story. “Yeah, it’s okay,” says a student at the private all-boys Roxbury Latin School, outside of Boston (see sidebar).
As late as 1990, James Coleman remarked that that it was considered suspect to even study the question of single-sex schooling.
The famous University of Chicago sociologist noted that there were times when “a societal consensus” dictates that “one institution is by Providence College sociologist Cornelius Riordan.
He found that single-sex schooling helps to improve academic achievement, with benefits greater for girls than boys, and that underprivileged children derived the most benefit.
His book concluded that we had to “give students some measure of access to single-sex education.” The private-school sector supplies the financially and the intellectually well endowed with an array of single-sex schooling options.Boys would have been a big distraction.” It seems so logical.Separate boys and girls so they can get their work done.The setting is so gorgeous that two movies were filmed here—ironically, telling the stories of boys’ schools: .“Emma Willard was better at getting the atmosphere correct,” says recent alumna Louisa Thompson. It’s not about empowerment, but about getting a good education.” Louisa’s parents, my neighbors Tony Thompson and Margaret Seliske, decided after years of trying to support their daughter in our troubled local public school to pull the plug in 7th grade.At the turn of the twentieth century the school moved to Mount Ida, just north of Troy.