IWF senior fellow Deborah Perry Piscione offered input in a Fox News report about single-sex education.

While some critics say they worry that splitting the sexes will hurt girls trying to achieve academic equality, supporters point to all-female schools to show that the freedom to break free of gender expectations has resulted in exceptional female leaders and academicians.

“If my child is a young girl, and I see promise in mathematics and science but she is shy in social settings, I may come to the conclusion that she would do better in a single-sex setting,” said Deborah Perry Piscione, senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum (search) and co-author of “Unfinished Business: A Democrat and a Republican Take on the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face.”

“I want to put her in the position where she is going to excel,” Piscione said.

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