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1. David Brooks thinks the American school system is not a one-size-fits-all

1.1. Brooks gives an example of Henry V going to an American school and being labeled as a trouble maker.

1.2. Brooks gives stats of how men are doing in school compared to women

1.3. Brooks states that to make students that fall off the range to keep studying, Colleges and Universities are lowering the requirements for them to save decent men.

2. David Brooks thinks that for all kids to be successful The American School System should be diverse.

2.1. Brooks gives examples of what the curriculums should have to empower all types of children.

2.2. Brooks states that the American System should also enforce the American way of being: There are losers and winners

2.3. Brooks states that American school system is making children take drugs to make them more stable and learn better.

3. David Brooks thinks that the American school System is not doing the necessary to make the children succeed

3.1. Brooks states that American School System is only rewarding one type of student: one who is nurturing, collaborative, disciplined, neat, studious, industrious and ambitious.

3.2. Brooks thinks that The American School System is not helping the children for the future.

3.3. Brooks states that the American School System doesn't care about dealing with different types of students, and that the students should mold into becoming one type of student.

4. David Brooks Thinks that since children are not doing well in classes they are often thought of them as trouble makers.

4.1. Brooks gave an example of Henry being different and how as he grew old, his grades plummeted and gave up.

4.2. Brooks states that children who don't fit this cultural ideal respond by disengaging and rebelling.

4.3. Brooks states that children who don't fit the stereotype, grow to have vague high ambitions but no realistic way of achieving them.