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1. Educational Culture Needs Change

1.1. In Brook's article he states that the current education system has turned to one that rewards a small niche of people that fit into it.

1.2. Schools have to engage people as they are. That requires leaders who insist on more cultural diversity in school

1.3. It's not that people like Henry V don't want to learn or participate in school, it's that the system they're in doesn't appeal to them.

2. Boys Are Falling Behind

2.1. Psychologists Michael Thompson mentioned that 11th-grade boys are now writing at the same level as 8th-grade girls.

2.2. An article as far back as 2004 in the magazine Educational Leadership found that boys accounted for nearly three-quarters of the D’s and F’s.

3. Only Some Benefit From Current System

3.1. As Brook's states the system rewards "one who is nurturing, collaborative, disciplined, neat, studious, industrious and ambitious. People who don’t fit this cultural ideal respond by disengaging and rebelling."

3.2. Brook's also states that, "The education world has become a distinct subculture, with a distinct ethos and attracting a distinct sort of employee."

3.3. In his article, Brook's states that, "people who mature early, who are verbally and socially sophisticated, who can control their impulses" are better rewarded.

4. The System Deters Students

4.1. Brook's uses Shakespeare's Henry V to as an example of how the Western Educational Culture would affect a rambunctious person such as him.

4.2. Students who are naturally rambunctious are often recommended to take medication

4.3. Students are often given punishment but never told why what they've done is wrong.

4.4. These types of students often become rebellious in their later school years and inevitably don't work out well within the system.