Brook's Article

Ms. Wessel ERWC Second Period Class. Brooks Article.

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1. American schools are corrupt.

1.1. The educational system rewards only students who are, "...nurturing, collaborative, disciplined, neat, studious, industrious and ambitious."

1.2. "Some colleges are lowering the admissions requirements just so they can admit a decent number of men."

1.3. Some colleges are lowering the admissions requirements just so they can admit a decent number of men.

2. Boys aren't doing well in school but it's not their fault.

2.1. "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."

2.2. "Michael Thompson mentioned at the Aspen Ideas Festival a few days ago that 11th-grade boys are now writing at the same level as 8th-grade girls."

2.3. "Boys are falling behind not just in the U.S., but in all 35 member-nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. "

3. "Schools should engage people as they are."

3.1. "...boys are falling behind not just in the U.S., but in all 35 member-nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. "

3.2. "The basic problem is that schools praise diversity but have become culturally homogeneous."

3.3. "The education world has become a distinct subculture, with a distinct ethos and attracting a distinct sort of employee.Students who don’t fit the ethos get left out."

4. Less "inclusiveness" more "order."

4.1. ..."not just teachers who celebrate cooperation, but other teachers who celebrate competition;..."

4.2. "...not just teachers who honor environmental virtues, but teachers who honor military virtues;..."

4.3. "...not just programs that work like friendship circles, but programs that work like boot camp."