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Brooks Article by Mind Map: Brooks Article

1. Boys have discipline issues

1.1. Boys are much more likely to have discipline issues

1.2. People who don't fit in respond by disengaging and rebelling

1.3. Many of the people who don't fit in are boys

2. Boys no longer have the educational advantage

2.1. The numbers for boys get worse and worse

2.2. Boys accounted for nearly three-quarters of the Ds and Fs

2.3. Two million fewer men graduated from college over the past decade than women

3. The system has become culturally cohesive

3.1. Schools have to engage people as they are

3.2. Schools praise diversity, but have become culturally homogeneous

3.3. Teachers who value cooperation, competition, and many other things are needed

4. Boys falling behind in education may be genetic

4.1. Boys often take longer to mature than girls

4.2. Most 11th grade boys are now writing at the same level as 8th grade girls

4.3. Boys are not only falling behind in the U.S. but in all 35 member-nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development