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Brooks article by Mind Map: Brooks article

1. Women are smarter than Men

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

1.2. "...men make up just over 40 percent of college students.

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

2. Males are falling behind in school

2.1. "...boys accounted for nearly three-quarters of the D’s and F’s."

2.2. "...11th-grade boys are now writing at the same level as 8th-grade girls."

2.3. "Boys used to have an advantage in math and science, but that gap is nearly gone."

3. Males need more pressure to do well in school

3.1. "Schools have to engage people as they are. That requires leaders who insist on more cultural diversity in school: not just teachers who celebrate cooperation, but other teachers who celebrate competition..."

3.2. "...curriculums that teach how to win and how to lose; not just programs that work like friendship circles, but programs that work like boot camp."

3.3. "If schools want to re-engage Henry, they can’t pretend they can turn him into a reflective Hamlet just by feeding him his meds and hoping he’ll sit quietly at story time. If schools want to educate a fiercely rambunctious girl, they can’t pretend they will successfully tame her by assigning some of those exquisitely sensitive Newbery award-winning novellas."