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David Brooks: "Honor Code"

Posted by Billy Faires on July 12, 2012

David Brooks wrote a compelling July 5 column in The New York Times about the struggle of boys in school.

The education system has become culturally cohesive, rewarding and encouraging a certain sort of person: one who is nurturing, collaborative, disciplined, neat, studious, industrious and ambitious. People who don’t fit this cultural ideal respond by disengaging and rebelling.

Far from all, but many of the people who don’t fit in are boys.

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Topics: boys, Featured, learning difficulties, motivation, opportunities, Posts from the Ridge

Tom Sawyer’s “Old Scratch”

Posted by Billy Faires on September 10, 2010

What would life be like for Tom Sawyer in the 21st Century?

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Topics: anne applebaum, boys, washington post, education, learning difficulties, Posts from the Ridge

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