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ACLU Fights All-Male Charter School In Madison

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin is objecting to a publicly-funded all-male charter school in Madison.

In a letter to school district officials, the ACLU says there’s no proof that separating girls from boys will result in a better education. The union says it doesn’t oppose the public charter school as an alternative to Madison district schools, rather it objects to providing males with different opportunities by separating the genders.

The Urban League aims to improve the academic performance of minority boys with its Madison Preparatory Academy. Urban League president Kaleem Caire tells The Capital Times that an opinion from a state attorney says Wisconsin law allows single-gender public schools when alternatives are also available.

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